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7 August 2002 Uncooled thermal imaging sensors for unattended sensor applications
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320×240 and 640×480 small pixel uncooled microbolometer focal plane arrays have been developed that reduce overall sensor size, weight, power consumption, and cost. At the same time, these sensors still provide the high quality image resolution needed for target recognition and identification. These newly developed small uncooled thermal imaging sensors are being demonstrated in several attended and unattended sensor applications that include Unattended Ground Sensors, Micro Air Vehicles, and Infrared Helmet Sights. This paper describes recent developments at BAE SYSTEMS in uncooled microbolometer sensor technology for unattended sensor applications and presents the latest performance and image data for our 2nd generation systems.
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Margaret Kohin, Burton D. Figler, Richard J. Blackwell, Neal R. Butler, Brian S. Backer, Mark N. Gurnee, and Bob H. Murphy "Uncooled thermal imaging sensors for unattended sensor applications", Proc. SPIE 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV, (7 August 2002);

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