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8 September 1995 Semiconductor film bolometer technology for uncooled IR sensors
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This paper presents an overview of the research program on uncooled IR sensitive bolometer technology at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO). It covers the design, materials growth, and performance of semiconductor film bolometer (SFB) IR detectors, with a strong emphasis on the practical considerations involved in their production. The overview includes a discussion of thermal isolation and the effects that vacuum packaging, and other alternative technologies, have on the performance of the detectors. Some of the principal applications of uncooled SFB IR detectors are also discussed. Finally, current technological developments in the DSTO uncooled sensor program and the direction of future research are described.
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Mark H. Unewisse, Kevin Charles Liddiard, Brian I. Craig, Stephen J. Passmore, Rodney J. Watson, Robert E. Clarke, and Olaf Reinhold "Semiconductor film bolometer technology for uncooled IR sensors", Proc. SPIE 2552, Infrared Technology XXI, (8 September 1995);

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