26 October 1998 Progress of the Swedish-Australian research collaboration on uncooled smart IR sensors
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Progress is reported on the development of uncooled microbolometer IR focal plane detector arrays (IRFPDA) under a research collaboration between the Swedish Defence Research Establishment (FOA), and the Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO), Australia. The paper describes current focal plane detector arrays designed by Electro-optic Sensor Design (EOSD) for readout circuits developed by FOA. The readouts are fabricated in 0.8 micrometer CMOS, and have a novel signal conditioning and 16 bit parallel ADC design. The arrays are post-processed at DSTO on wafers supplied by FOA. During the past year array processing has been carried out at a new microengineering facility at DSTO, Salisbury, South Australia. A number of small format 16 X 16 arrays have been delivered to FOA for evaluation, and imaging has been demonstrated with these arrays. A 320 X 240 readout with 320 parallel 16 bit ADCs has been developed and IRFPDAs for this readout have been fabricated and are currently being evaluated.
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Kevin Charles Liddiard, Kevin Charles Liddiard, Ulf Ringh, Ulf Ringh, Christer Jansson, Christer Jansson, Olaf Reinhold, Olaf Reinhold, } "Progress of the Swedish-Australian research collaboration on uncooled smart IR sensors", Proc. SPIE 3436, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV, (26 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328057; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.328057

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