21 October 2004 Commercialization of uncooled infrared technology
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BAE Systems is the leading producer of uncooled microbolometer based thermal imaging engines in the world. Initial investments to develop and produce uncooled infrared (IR) technology were primarily driven by military applications, but it was the commercial market with the potential for large product volumes which provided BAE Systems with the business model required for investment in uncooled IR technology. This paper reviews the heritage of BAE Systems technology and current products and is an example of the success of a Dual-Use technology area which DARPA invested in during the 1990s.
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Peter W. Norton, Peter W. Norton, Margaret Kohin, Margaret Kohin, Mathew Dovidio, Mathew Dovidio, Brian S. Backer, Brian S. Backer, "Commercialization of uncooled infrared technology", Proc. SPIE 5563, Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565663; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.565663


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