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InGaAs focal plane arrays and cameras for man-portable near-infrared imaging
Author(s): Martin H. Ettenberg; Marshall J. Cohen; Gregory H. Olsen; James J. Kennedy
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Paper Abstract

During this presentation, the status of the technology will be described and prototype applications will be demonstrated and discussed. Included in the discussion will be: (1) the ability to distinguish camouflage from the surrounding environment, (2) the ability to see through fog that is opaque to visible imagers, (3) the ability to image eye-safe lasers for range-finding and target-acquisition, and (4) the use in conjunction with NIR flood lights for both covert surveillance and search and rescue operations. The high room-temperature D* makes indium gallium arsenide focal plane arrays excellent candidates for inclusion in small, light-weight, low-power, and low-cost NIR imaging modules. This type of development will enable additional applications such as the use in gun sights and micro-unmanned aerial vehicle surveillance. The presentation will conclude with the discussion of ongoing development activities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3701, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing X, (12 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352975
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Martin H. Ettenberg, Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (United States)
Marshall J. Cohen, Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (United States)
Gregory H. Olsen, Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (United States)
James J. Kennedy, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3701:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing X
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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