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7 August 2002 Use of a miniature infrared COTS sensor in a several military applications
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The proliferation of small infrared cameras in high-volume commercial applications (e.g. firefighting, law-enforcement, and automotive) presents a tremendous opportunity for truly low-cost military micro-sensors. Indigo Systems Corporation's UL3 OmegaTM camera is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) thermal imager that offers ultra-small size, light weight, and low power. It employs a 164×120 microbolometer focal plane array (FPA) and is currently entering full-scale production. Furthermore, a 324×240 upgrade is in development. While aimed primarily at the commercial market, small size and low-power consumption make UL3 well-suited for other applications, including miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) weapon-sights, and unattended ground sensors (UGS). This paper focuses on the key features of the UL3 family of miniature IR cameras and their utility in soldier systems.
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Joseph Kostrzewa, William H. Meyer, William A. Terre, Stanley Laband, and Gwendolyn W. Newsome "Use of a miniature infrared COTS sensor in a several military applications", Proc. SPIE 4743, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications IV, (7 August 2002);

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