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27 May 2005 An advanced infrared thermal imaging module for military and commercial applications
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The low-cost day and night imaging capability of uncooled infrared imagers significantly enhances the situational awareness capability of an unattended ground sensor. BAE Systems has leveraged its Standard Camera Core 500 product to develop an advanced imager, the MIM500TM, for use in unattended ground sensors and other military applications. Key improvements implemented in the MIM500TM include reduced operating power, pixel synchronization to an external clock, variable frame rate, a ruggedized mechanical design, a new reduced power standby mode, and electronic zoom,. This paper presents an overview of the MIM500TM design, it describes MIM500TM features that enhance the capability of unattended ground sensors, it discusses imaging performance data, and it provides an overview of current MIM500TM applications.
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Kevin Grealish, Tom Kacir, Brian Backer, and Peter Norton "An advanced infrared thermal imaging module for military and commercial applications", Proc. SPIE 5796, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII, (27 May 2005);

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