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Characterization of the dynamic infrared scene projector (DIRSP) engineering grade array (DEGA)
Author(s): Mark August Manzardo; Eddie Burroughs Jr.; Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
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Paper Abstract

As part of the Dynamic Infrared Scene Projector (DIRSP) program a new 672 X 544 format suspended membrane microresistor emitter array has been developed. For risk mitigation purposes, the DIRSP arrays were development in phases. In the first phase, a trade-off-analysis and detailed design effort was performed. The second phase followed with the production of a number of DIRSP Engineering Grade Arrays (DEGAs). The second phase included evaluation of DEGAs to determine the need for any design changes for the third and final phase arrays. The third and final phase produced the science grade arrays for the DIRSP program. The DEGAs were the first resistor arrays fabricated using a three level metal CMOS production process. The uncorrected subjective image quality, before application of Non-Uniformity Correction, is significantly better than any pre-existing resistor array known to the authors. A detailed characterization of the spatial, temporal, spectral and radiometric properties of a sample DEGA array is provided here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3697, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IV, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352899
Show Author Affiliations
Mark August Manzardo, SPARTA, Inc. (United States)
Eddie Burroughs Jr., U.S. Army Redstone Technical Test Ctr. (United States)
Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ERC, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3697:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IV
Robert Lee Murrer Jr., Editor(s)

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