21 January 1985 Infrared Technology: Advances 1975-84, Challenges 1985-94
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Proceedings Volume 0510, Infrared Technology X; (1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945006
Event: 28th Annual Technical Symposium, 1984, San Diego, United States
Abstract
Some of the major accomplishments of infrared technology in the decade 1975-84 are reviewed. The trend most influential on technology was development of sensors for use in space. Advances in technology to make these accomplishments possible include evolution of longer wavelength detectors, techniques to make large lightweight and adaptive optics, mosaic focal plane arrays using CCDs and evolution of staring sensors. Likely major challenges for the next decade are strategic defense from space, global resource management, and understanding of ecology and astronomy preparatory to space colonization. Technology changes to support these challenges are estimated.
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John A. Jamieson, "Infrared Technology: Advances 1975-84, Challenges 1985-94", Proc. SPIE 0510, Infrared Technology X, (21 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945006; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945006
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Sensors

Defense and security

Infrared sensors

Infrared technology

Space telescopes

Charge-coupled devices

Missiles

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