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640x480 PtSi infrared engine
Author(s): Frank B. Lang; Peter J. Coyle; Paul J. Stabile; John R. Tower; I. Zubalsky; Itzhak Ornstein
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Paper Abstract

The design and performance of a compact, light-weight, low power infrared engine is presented. The 3 - 5 micron MWIR imaging subsystem consists of a Stirling-cooled, 640 (H) by 480 (V) staring PtSi infrared focal plane array (IRFPA) with associated drive and analog video processing electronics. The IR engine provides user-selectable integration time control. This infrared imaging subsystem is designed to be gimbal-mounted, and has been qualified to be operated in minus 10 Celsius to plus 50 Celsius environments. The infrared engine is also designed to meet the requirements of demanding shock and vibration environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2744, Infrared Technology and Applications XXII, (27 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243470
Show Author Affiliations
Frank B. Lang, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)
Peter J. Coyle, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)
Paul J. Stabile, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)
John R. Tower, David Sarnoff Research Ctr. (United States)
I. Zubalsky, Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd (Israel)
Itzhak Ornstein, Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2744:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija S. Scholl, Editor(s)

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