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AUSA 2018: Semi-Conductor Devices unveil Sparrow-Blackbird 640 compact cooled MWIR thermal imager

10 October 2018

Semi-Conductor Devices (SCD) unveiled the Sparrow-Blackbird 640 cooled medium-wave infrared (MWIR) thermal imaging core at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) exhibition held from 8 to 10 October in Washington, DC.

The Sparrow-Blackbird is designed for integration in low size, weight, and power (SWaP) applications; it weighs 300 g and features a high operating temperature (HOT) XBn detector with a 640×512 format focal plane array (FPA). The system has a 10 μm detector pitch that enables SCD to reduce the overall system SWaP and the dimensions and weight of the required optics compared with other common systems.

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