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Low-cost PbSalt FPAs
Author(s): Tim R. Beystrum; Ray Himoto; Niels Jacksen; Mark Sutton
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Paper Abstract

Current mid-wave infrared detector technologies, such as Indium Antimonide, Mercury Cadmium Telluride, and Platinum Silicide, require the use of expensive, heavy, and power hungry cryogenic coolers or expensive multistage thermoelectric coolers. There is a need for a low cost uncooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) technology for use in applications where cost, power, size, and reliability are of most importance. Northrop Grumman Electro-Optical Systems (EOS) is currently developing such a sensor based upon its low cost Lead Selenide (PbSe) detector technology. Utilizing its extensive production experience in producing high performance linear PbSe arrays, EOS has developed a 320X256 staring PbSe Focal Plane Array. This paper provides a summary and status of the development efforts and associated performance of EOS' new PbSe FPA's.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5406, Infrared Technology and Applications XXX, (30 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544177
Show Author Affiliations
Tim R. Beystrum, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Ray Himoto, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Niels Jacksen, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)
Mark Sutton, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5406:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXX
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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