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17 June 1996 Status of uncooled focal plane detector arrays for smart IR sensors
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A cooperative research project between the Defense Science and Technology Organization, Australia, and the National Defense Research Establishment, Sweden, seeks to investigate concepts for smart IR focal plane detector arrays, whereby a monolithic Semiconductor Film Bolometer detector array is integrated with a CMOS signal conditioning circuit, analog- to-digital conversion and signal processing functions on the same silicon chip. Novel signal conditioning and on-chip digital readout techniques have been successfully demonstrated, and the supporting signal processing electronic design is being developed. This paper discusses the status of detector materials research and staring focal plane array development. The first experimental array has been delivered and is undergoing evaluation.
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Kevin Charles Liddiard, Ulf Ringh, and Christer Jansson "Status of uncooled focal plane detector arrays for smart IR sensors", Proc. SPIE 2746, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays IV, (17 June 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.243047
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