20 May 2016 High performance infrared fast cooled detectors for missile applications
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SOFRADIR was selected in the late 90’s for the production of 320×256 MW detectors for major European missile programs. This experience has established our company as a key player in the field of missile programs. SOFRADIR has since developed a vast portfolio of lightweight, compact and high performance JT-based solutions for missiles. ALTAN is a 384x288 Mid Wave infrared detector with 15μm pixel pitch, and is offered in a miniature ultra-fast Joule- Thomson cooled Dewar. Since Sofradir offers both Indium Antimonide (InSb) and Mercury Cadmium Telluride technologies (MCT), we are able to deliver the detectors best suited to customers’ needs. In this paper we are discussing different figures of merit for very compact and innovative JT-cooled detectors and are highlighting the challenges for infrared detection technologies.
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Yann Reibel, Laurent Espuno, Rachid Taalat, Ahmad Sultan, Pierre Cassaigne, Noura Matallah, "High performance infrared fast cooled detectors for missile applications", Proc. SPIE 9819, Infrared Technology and Applications XLII, 98190I (20 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230431; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2230431
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