An overview on DRS' approaches towards realization of HgCdTe photonic infrared detectors based on DRS's proven HDVIP technology is given. The first approach involves the use of a silicon microlens array attached to the detector array, and the second reduction of dark currents in each detector itself. Recent progress is presented.
An overview of the DRS HDVIP architecture for realization of large-area infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs) is given. Improvements needed to meet more stringent application requirements are discussed and modeled. Both theoretical and experimental data are presented.