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7 August 2002 Advances in IR sensors for tactical sensing
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Use of infrared cameras for unattended ground sensors and related applications provide challenges not normally required in hand held systems. This paper discusses the current state of amorphous silicon (a-Si) microbolometer technology as it relates to unattended ground sensor applications. Raytheon has used a-Si detector technology to develop a 160×120 a-Si based infrared camera. This camera, which was originally targeted towards unattended applications, is now in production at Raytheon for hand-held commercial applications. This paper discusses the typical requirements that face unattended ground sensors and how Raytheon's current 160×120 a-Si camera is positioned to meet these requirements.
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Steven J. Ropson and John F. Brady III "Advances in IR sensors for tactical sensing", Proc. SPIE 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV, (7 August 2002);


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