17 July 2000 Dedicated IR imaging fire sensor systems
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The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and its industrial partners are working on two new spaceborne fire missions: (1) the Bi-spectral IR Detection small satellite mission (BIRD) to be launched in autumn 2000, and (2) the Innovative Infrared Sensor System FOCUS to be flown as an early external payload of the International Space Station. Both BIRD and FOCUS will use MIR/TIR solid state pushbroom imagers with real time digital signal processing providing an adaptive and very high dynamic range in radiometry. Promising results are obtained with the BIRD Airborne Simulator which has been flown at DLR in several airborne campaigns since 1997.
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Hans-Peter Roeser, Hans-Peter Roeser, Herbert Jahn, Herbert Jahn, Klaus Briess, Klaus Briess, Eckehard Lorenz, Eckehard Lorenz, Wolfgang Skrbek, Wolfgang Skrbek, Ingo Walter, Ingo Walter, Dieter Oertel, Dieter Oertel, } "Dedicated IR imaging fire sensor systems", Proc. SPIE 4030, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XI, (17 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391782; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391782

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