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Uncooled thermal imaging sensors for unattended sensor applications
Author(s): Margaret Kohin; Burton D. Figler; Richard J. Blackwell; Neal R. Butler; Brian S. Backer; Mark N. Gurnee; Bob H. Murphy
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Paper Abstract

320×240 and 640×480 small pixel uncooled microbolometer focal plane arrays have been developed that reduce overall sensor size, weight, power consumption, and cost. At the same time, these sensors still provide the high quality image resolution needed for target recognition and identification. These newly developed small uncooled thermal imaging sensors are being demonstrated in several attended and unattended sensor applications that include Unattended Ground Sensors, Micro Air Vehicles, and Infrared Helmet Sights. This paper describes recent developments at BAE SYSTEMS in uncooled microbolometer sensor technology for unattended sensor applications and presents the latest performance and image data for our 2nd generation systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV, (7 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.448381
Show Author Affiliations
Margaret Kohin, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)
Burton D. Figler, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)
Richard J. Blackwell, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)
Neal R. Butler, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)
Brian S. Backer, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)
Mark N. Gurnee, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)
Bob H. Murphy, BAE SYSTEMS (United States)

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

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