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Advances in IR sensors for tactical sensing
Author(s): Steven J. Ropson; John F. Brady III
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Paper Abstract

Use of infrared cameras for unattended ground sensors and related applications provide challenges not normally required in hand held systems. This paper discusses the current state of amorphous silicon (a-Si) microbolometer technology as it relates to unattended ground sensor applications. Raytheon has used a-Si detector technology to develop a 160×120 a-Si based infrared camera. This camera, which was originally targeted towards unattended applications, is now in production at Raytheon for hand-held commercial applications. This paper discusses the typical requirements that face unattended ground sensors and how Raytheon's current 160×120 a-Si camera is positioned to meet these requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV, (7 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.447195
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Steven J. Ropson, Raytheon Co. (United States)
John F. Brady III, Raytheon Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4743:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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