1.3 - Uncooled infrared detector designed for Gas detection and High temperature measurements
- AMA Conferences 2013
2013-05-14 - 2013-05-16
- Proceedings IRS² 2013
- I1 - New Components for Detection and Sensing
- A. Crastes, A. Touvignon, S. Bethoux-Garidel, S. Tinnes - ULIS, VEUREY-VOROIZE (France)
- 20 - 23
Uncooled infrared focal plane arrays are being developed for a wide range of thermal imaging applications. A new type of detector for middle and long wave applications was developed based on amorphous silicon VGA device. This new detector is well adapted for gas detection, high temperature measurements, and special industrial processes (boiler control and maintenance). After a brief introduction to microbolometer technological background, the interest of such detectors will be presented by comparing LWIR / MWIR detector signal to noise ratio, and the advantages for different applications will be highlighted. Finally, the main electro-optical characteristics and performances will be presented.