3 May 2010 Mid-wave infrared (MWIR) panoramic sensor for various applications
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The paper describes a Mid-wave Infrared (MWIR) Panoramic Sensor using existing focal plane array (FPA) technologies and commercially available IR optics, and packaged in a relatively simple and rugged manner to provide a 360° azimuth and 60° elevation field-of-view (FOV) coverage, without any scanning mirror. This sensor can be deployed for initial target tracking, situational awareness, perimeter security, and other applications. The basic performance and parameters of the Sensor, such as mechanical, electrical interfaces, optical parameters, etc. are also included. Some basic sensor performance analysis (such as target signal-to-noise ratio verses range and background level), and field testing results are also presented and compared for some simple levels of processing.
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Charles Bjork, Charles Bjork, William Wan, William Wan, } "Mid-wave infrared (MWIR) panoramic sensor for various applications", Proc. SPIE 7660, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI, 76600B (3 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849348; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.849348
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