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Progress of the Swedish-Australian research collaboration on uncooled smart IR sensors
Author(s): Kevin Charles Liddiard; Ulf Ringh; Christer Jansson; Olaf Reinhold
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Paper Abstract

Progress is reported on the development of uncooled microbolometer IR focal plane detector arrays (IRFPDA) under a research collaboration between the Swedish Defence Research Establishment (FOA), and the Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO), Australia. The paper describes current focal plane detector arrays designed by Electro-optic Sensor Design (EOSD) for readout circuits developed by FOA. The readouts are fabricated in 0.8 micrometer CMOS, and have a novel signal conditioning and 16 bit parallel ADC design. The arrays are post-processed at DSTO on wafers supplied by FOA. During the past year array processing has been carried out at a new microengineering facility at DSTO, Salisbury, South Australia. A number of small format 16 X 16 arrays have been delivered to FOA for evaluation, and imaging has been demonstrated with these arrays. A 320 X 240 readout with 320 parallel 16 bit ADCs has been developed and IRFPDAs for this readout have been fabricated and are currently being evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3436, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV, (26 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328057
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin Charles Liddiard, Electro-optic Sensor Design (Australia)
Ulf Ringh, Swedish Defence Research Establishment (Sweden)
Christer Jansson, Swedish Defence Research Establishment (Sweden)
Olaf Reinhold, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3436:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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