21 May 2011 1024 x 768 XGA uncooled camera core achieves new levels of performance in a small package
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Proceedings Volume 8012, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVII; 80121H (2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887097
Event: SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, 2011, Orlando, Florida, United States
Abstract
An uncooled XGA camera core has been developed for multiple thermal imaging applications that require longer detection range and wider fields of view. The design challenge is to maintain high performance while optimizing for size, weight, and power (SWAP). Utilizing a combination of low power electronic designs, proprietary calibration methods, and a new 17μm pitch high performance amorphous silicon (ASi) microbolometer, a rugged multi-purpose SWAP-optimized XGA camera core has been designed. The result is a camera core that has been shown to deliver far better detection range and angle-of-view performance than previous uncooled solutions with frame rates of 30 Hz in XGA mode and 60 Hz in VGA mode.
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C. J. Alicandro, R. W. DeMarco, "1024 x 768 XGA uncooled camera core achieves new levels of performance in a small package", Proc. SPIE 8012, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVII, 80121H (21 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887097; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.887097
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Sensors

Microbolometers

Cameras

Amorphous silicon

Calibration

Infrared sensors

Manufacturing

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