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12 July 1999 InGaAs focal plane arrays and cameras for man-portable near-infrared imaging
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During this presentation, the status of the technology will be described and prototype applications will be demonstrated and discussed. Included in the discussion will be: (1) the ability to distinguish camouflage from the surrounding environment, (2) the ability to see through fog that is opaque to visible imagers, (3) the ability to image eye-safe lasers for range-finding and target-acquisition, and (4) the use in conjunction with NIR flood lights for both covert surveillance and search and rescue operations. The high room-temperature D* makes indium gallium arsenide focal plane arrays excellent candidates for inclusion in small, light-weight, low-power, and low-cost NIR imaging modules. This type of development will enable additional applications such as the use in gun sights and micro-unmanned aerial vehicle surveillance. The presentation will conclude with the discussion of ongoing development activities.
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Martin H. Ettenberg, Marshall J. Cohen, Gregory H. Olsen, and James J. Kennedy "InGaAs focal plane arrays and cameras for man-portable near-infrared imaging", Proc. SPIE 3701, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing X, (12 July 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.352975
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