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21 February 2001 Low-cost low-power uncooled 120x160 a-Si-based microinfrared camera for law enforcement applications
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Proceedings Volume 4232, Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security; (2001)
Event: Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement, 2000, Boston, MA, United States
Low power and low cost are primary requirements for an imaging infrared camera serving law enforcement applications. These include handheld, vehicle and helmet mounted systems for search and surveillance applications. In this paper, a 120 X 160 amorphous silicon (a-Si) microbolometer-based uncooled infrared camera technology offering a low cost, low power solution to infrared surveillance for UGS applications is presented. A 120 X 160 micro infrared camera has been demonstrated which exhibits a noise equivalent temperature difference sensitivity approximately 50 mK using f/1 optics and approximately 80 mK using f/1.2 optics. This sensitivity has been achieved without the use of a thermoelectric cooler for array temperature stabilization thereby significantly reducing the power requirements.
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Thomas R. Schimert, N. Cunningham, Glenn L. Francisco, Roland W. Gooch, J. Gooden, P. McCardel, Bryan E. Neal, Bobbi Ritchey, J. Rife, A. J. Syllaios, John H. Tregilgas, John F. Brady III, J. Gilstrap, and Steven J. Ropson "Low-cost low-power uncooled 120x160 a-Si-based microinfrared camera for law enforcement applications", Proc. SPIE 4232, Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, (21 February 2001);


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