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Wideband response of a terahertz-millimeter imager based on a 384x288 pixel uncooled bolometric detector
Author(s): Marc Terroux; Linda Marchese; Martin Bolduc; Luc Mercier; Claude Chevalier; Lucie Gagnon; Bruno Tremblay; Francis Généreux; Jacques-Edmond Paultre; Francis Provençal; Patrick Beaupré; Yan Desroches; François Châteauneuf; Alain Bergeron

Paper Abstract

In the past, bolometer-based imagers have been used for earth observation. Uncooled-bolometer based imagers are especially well suited for this due to their low power consumption. NIRST (New Infra-Red Sensor Technology), an example of an imager based on uncooled bolometers, monitors high temperature events on the ground related to fires and volcanic events, and will measure their physical parameters and takes measurements of sea surface temperatures mainly off the coast of South America as well as other targeted opportunities. NIRST has one band in the mid-wave infrared centered at 3.8 um with a bandwidth of 0.8 um, and two bands in the thermal infrared, centered respectively at 10.85 and 11.85 um with a bandwidth of 0.9 um.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105635H (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304123
Show Author Affiliations
Marc Terroux, INO (Canada)
Linda Marchese, INO (Canada)
Martin Bolduc, INO (Canada)
Luc Mercier, INO (Canada)
Claude Chevalier, INO (Canada)
Lucie Gagnon, INO (Canada)
Bruno Tremblay, INO (Canada)
Francis Généreux, INO (Canada)
Jacques-Edmond Paultre, INO (Canada)
Francis Provençal, INO (Canada)
Patrick Beaupré, INO (Canada)
Yan Desroches, INO (Canada)
François Châteauneuf, INO (Canada)
Alain Bergeron, INO (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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