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Last developments in small, low-weight, and low-power IR cooled detectors
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Paper Abstract

HgCdTe (Mercury Cadmium Telluride / MCT) staring arrays for infrared detection do show constant improvements regarding their compactness and performances. Among the new detectors, the family of 15 μm pixel pitch detectors is offering a mid-TV format (384 x 288), a TV format (640 x 512) and a HD-TV format (1280 x 1024). Each detector is available in a SWaP configuration (meaning dedicated to applications requiring low Size, Weight and Power) Thanks to recent improvements and new technological breakthrough, the MCT technology allows operating detectors at higher temperature, in order to save power consumption at system level. In parallel, the 15μm pitch permits to reach challenging density and spatial resolution. These Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) are proposed in different tactical dewars, corresponding to various systems solutions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7834, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VII, 78340N (28 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868526
Show Author Affiliations
Frédéric Pistone, SOFRADIR (France)
Laurent Rubaldo, SOFRADIR (France)
Yann Reibel, SOFRADIR (France)
Michel Vuillermet, SOFRADIR (France)
Philippe Tribolet, SOFRADIR (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7834:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VII
David A. Huckridge; Reinhard R. Ebert, Editor(s)

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