20 December 1993 MiniMapperTM: a low-cost imaging IR linescanner
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Abstract
A low cost MWIR thermal imaging line scanner based on a multiplexed PbSe FPA has been developed. It was designed to be mounted on the underside of UAVs to remotely map battlefields. It also has many dual-use commercial applications. The first unit has been tested in the laboratory and in roof-top imaging demonstrations. It has produced excellent imagery. The noise equivalent temperature difference has been measured to be 0.55 C in preliminary tests. An improved FPA will be installed soon in the unit which will significantly reduce the NET.
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Timothy R. Beystrum, Timothy R. Beystrum, Paul M. Everett, Paul M. Everett, Mark K. Preis, Mark K. Preis, Peter C. T. Roberts, Peter C. T. Roberts, Marcus L. Sutton, Marcus L. Sutton, Maurice H. Beaulieu, Maurice H. Beaulieu, Paul J. Jarmuz, Paul J. Jarmuz, R. J. Zeilinski, R. J. Zeilinski, Michael R. Hess, Michael R. Hess, } "MiniMapperTM: a low-cost imaging IR linescanner", Proc. SPIE 2023, Airborne Reconnaissance XVII, (20 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165512; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.165512
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