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Latest developments in compact IR cooled detectors
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HgCdTe (Mercury Cadmium Telluride / MCT) staring arrays for infrared detection demonstrate constant improvements regarding their compactness and performances. Among the new detectors, the family of 15 µm pixel pitch detectors is offering a mid-TV format (384 × 288), a TV format (640 × 512) and a HD-TV format (1280 × 1024). The latest development dealing with the mid-TV format is performed according to very challenging specifications regarding compactness and low power consumption. Thanks to recent improvements, the MCT technology allows to operate detectors at higher temperature, in order to save power consumption at system level. In parallel, the 15μm pitch enables to reach challenging density and spatial resolution. This Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) is proposed in different tactical dewars, corresponding to various systems solutions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7113, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications V, 711302 (2 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797439
Show Author Affiliations
F. Pistone, Sofradir (France)
M. Vuillermet, Sofradir (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7113:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications V
David A. Huckridge; Reinhard R. Ebert, Editor(s)

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