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26 July 1999 SIM200 miniaturized low-power electronics design and test results for an uncooled microbolometer
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Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems is developing uncooled microbolometer-based imaging products for a wide range of military, industrial and commercial applications. All of these products employ image processing electronics to provide enhanced imagery and flexible control for different applications. Here we report on the second generation video signal processor architecture and the electronics of the SIM200 module. The first generation electronics utilized custom hardware for real-time image processing and a microcontroller for auxiliary processing and control. The SIM200 Module introduces a revolutionary second generation architecture based upon industry-standard DIgital Signal PRocessors and dramatically reduced interface electronics. This enables real time image processing to be performance in software resulting in a dramatic reduction in size, power, weight, and cost for the electronics, so critical to leading edge portable applications. The performance and produce advantages of the SIM200 and its video signal processors architecture will be discussed along with system level performance parameters.
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James H. Cullen and Peter D. Morico "SIM200 miniaturized low-power electronics design and test results for an uncooled microbolometer", Proc. SPIE 3698, Infrared Technology and Applications XXV, (26 July 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354515
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