31 May 2005 Technology and application advancements of uncooled imagers
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Proceedings Volume 5783, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI; (2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604334
Event: Defense and Security, 2005, Orlando, Florida, United States
Abstract
Having delivered over 30,000 uncooled microbolometer based thermal imaging engines, BAE Systems is the world's leading producer. Advancements in technology include the demonstration of broadband microbolometers on a 46 μm pixel pitch which have excellent sensitivity in the MWIR (NETD ≈180 mK, 3-5 μm) and LWIR (NETD ≈ 15 mK, 8-12 μm) wavebands. Application advancements include the development of a family of thermal weapons sights for the military which will replace current cooled systems with lighter, lower power systems and the introduction of a new generation of handheld and pole mounted thermal imagers for commercial markets.
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Peter W. Norton, Margaret Kohin, "Technology and application advancements of uncooled imagers", Proc. SPIE 5783, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI, (31 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604334; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.604334
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Microbolometers

Imaging systems

Thermography

Mid-IR

Long wavelength infrared

Staring arrays

Weapons

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