5 August 2004 Infrared focal plane array modeling for aerospace and automotive applications
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To simulate an Enhanced Vision System (EVS), CEA/LETI Infrared Laboratory has developed two behavioural models of infrared focal plane arrays : one in the Short Wave IR and the other in the Long Wave IR band. These Infrared Focal Plane Arrays (IRFPAs) models will be implemented on simulation platform aimed at evaluating the impact and use of infrared sensors in automotive and aeronautic applications. To be realistic, model parameters are extracted from electro-optical characterization of real components. The SWIR detector is calibrated with a 320x256 HgCdTe cooled FPA component from SOFRADIR, and the LWIR one with an uncooled micro-bolometer array from ULIS (a_Si technology from LETI). The flexibility of the models allows to simulate cameras based on these components and to forecast future ones based on different read-out circuit or detector technologies. In this paper we present the IRFPAs models, the main electro-optical characterization results and we compare some experimental measurements with simulations.
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Alain Durand, Alain Durand, Eric de Borniol, Eric de Borniol, Nicolas Guerineau, Nicolas Guerineau, Thierry Cathala, Thierry Cathala, Jean-Jacques Yon, Jean-Jacques Yon, Jean-Louis Ouvrier-Buffet, Jean-Louis Ouvrier-Buffet, Pierre Castelein, Pierre Castelein, Robert Tronel, Robert Tronel, Sylvette Bisotto, Sylvette Bisotto, Gerard L. Destefanis, Gerard L. Destefanis, Jean-Paul Chamonal, Jean-Paul Chamonal, } "Infrared focal plane array modeling for aerospace and automotive applications", Proc. SPIE 5407, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XV, (5 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545426; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.545426
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