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28 December 1982 Handheld Thermal Imagers Using Signal Processing In The Element (SPRITE) Detectors
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Proceedings Volume 0344, Infrared Sensor Technology; (1982)
Event: 1982 Technical Symposium East, 1982, Arlington, United States
This paper will review the salient and well known advantages of operating in the 3 to 5 micron band where low cost, lightweight imagers are required. Several representative 3 to 5 micron handheld imagers built by Magnavox will be presented along with their key parameters. As a result of the relative success of these systems, new and more demanding specifications have been prepared for "2nd Generation" thermal imagers. To meet these goals, systems require more detectors on the focal plane. The reasons for choosing a 3 to 5 micron SPRITE detector, rather than either high density hybrid or solid-state pyroelectric arrays will be given. Finally, an overall system design which incorporates an optimized SPRITE architecture, which meets all of the new specifications, will be shown.
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Irving Bleicher "Handheld Thermal Imagers Using Signal Processing In The Element (SPRITE) Detectors", Proc. SPIE 0344, Infrared Sensor Technology, (28 December 1982);


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