18 September 2003 Uncooled microbolometer sensors for unattended applications
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BAE SYSTEMS has been developing and producing uncooled microbolometer sensors since 1995. Recently, uncooled sensors have been used on Pointer Unattended Aerial Vehicles and considered for several unattended sensor applications including DARPA Micro-Internetted Unattended Ground Sensors (MIUGS), Army Modular Acoustic Imaging Sensors (MAIS), and Redeployable Unattended Ground Sensors (R-UGS). This paper describes recent breakthrough uncooled sensor performance at BAE SYSTEMS and how this improved performance has been applied to a new Standard Camera Core (SCC) that is ideal for these unattended applications. Video imagery from a BAE SYSTEMS 640x480 imaging camera flown in a Pointer UAV is provided. Recent performance results are also provided.
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Margaret Kohin, Margaret Kohin, James E. Miller, James E. Miller, Arthur R. Leary, Arthur R. Leary, Brian S. Backer, Brian S. Backer, William Swift, William Swift, Peter Aston, Peter Aston, } "Uncooled microbolometer sensors for unattended applications", Proc. SPIE 5090, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications V, (18 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498323; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.498323
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