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Application of dual-band infrared focal plane arrays to tactical and strategic military problems
Author(s): Arnold C. Goldberg; Theodore Fischer; Zenon I. Derzko
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Paper Abstract

We report on the development and application of dual-band infrared focal plane array (FPA) technology to problems of interest to the U. S. military. For tactical applications, we show the application of dual-band MWIR/LWIR FPAs to reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition. We show field test results of dual-band imaging of military targets over a diurnal cycle. We describe the development of a new dual-band LWIR/LWIR FPA for detection of the disturbed soil features associated with buried land mines. Finally, we will describe the application of dual-band FPAs in the strategic defense arena. We present dual-band MWIR/LWIR imagery of commercial launch vehicles that shows the utility of such an FPA for a sensor in a boost-phase interceptor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2003
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4820, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVIII, (23 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.451014
Show Author Affiliations
Arnold C. Goldberg, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Theodore Fischer, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Zenon I. Derzko, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4820:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXVIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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