15 December 2000 Low-cost shipborne passive infrared search and track
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This paper presents the design of HGH Systemes Infrarouges newest infrared search and track (IRST) sensor. The system incorporates a number of advanced features to achieve compact size and long detection range while maintaining a low price in comparison with previous IRST shipborne systems developed. The sensor houses a high sensitivity long wave infrared (LWIR) CMOS photovoltaic HgCdTe 288 x 4 element focal plane array coupled to a high reliability and long lifetime Stirling cycle cooler. Some of the system key features include: athermalized and gyro-stabilized f/l optics, built-in nonuniformity correction assembly, 12-bit real time digital data output and RS-422 interface for remote control capability.
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Gilbert Gaussorgues, Gilbert Gaussorgues, Thierry Campos, Thierry Campos, } "Low-cost shipborne passive infrared search and track", Proc. SPIE 4130, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVI, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409900; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.409900


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