Accession Number:

ADA461317

Title:

Use of a Miniature Infrared COTS Sensor in Several Military Applications

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

INDIGO SYSTEMS SANTA BARBARA CA

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The proliferation of small infrared cameras in high-volume commercial applications e.g. fire fighting, law-enforcement, and automotive presents a tremendous opportunity for truly low-cost military micro-sensors. Indigo Systems Corporations UL3 Omegatrademark camera is a commercial off-the-shelf COTS thermal imager that offers ultra-small size 3.5 cubic inch, light weight 102g, and low power 1.3 W. It employs a 164x120 microbolometer focal plane array FPA and is currently entering full-scale production. Furthermore, a 324x240 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE