3 May 2010 Parameterized nonuniformity corrections (NUC) for non-temperature stabilized InGaAs SWIR sensing
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Military applications for conventional InGaAs SWIR sensing have been limited by the requirement of thermoelectric cooler (TEC) temperature stabilization for nonuniformity correction (NUC). TEC operation restricts the operating temperature range and size, weight, and power (SWAP) of these systems. For battery-powered man portable and micro UAV applications elimination of the TEC is critical. This paper discusses the advantages of our non-TEC temperature parameterized NUC corrections algorithms versus TEC stabilized architectures. The corrections algorithms enable performance-tuned polynomial order correction of both pixel uniformity and temperature parameterization for each SWIR sensor. These advances enable SWIR InGaAs sensing to meet the SWAP requirements of next generation military applications.
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Jesse Battaglia, Jesse Battaglia, Vincent Burzi, Vincent Burzi, Bruce Moyer, Bruce Moyer, Thomas Sudol, Thomas Sudol, Joseph Passe, Joseph Passe, } "Parameterized nonuniformity corrections (NUC) for non-temperature stabilized InGaAs SWIR sensing", Proc. SPIE 7660, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI, 76600J (3 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852597; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.852597
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