infrared array

infrared array

[¦in·frə¦red ə′rā]
(engineering)
A collection of several thousand infrared detector elements arranged in a grid pattern and connected to readout electronics to display infrared images focused on the array by an astronomical telescope.
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At present VOx (vanadium oxide) microbolometer arrays are the most used technology for uncooled detectors, which are produced in larger volumes than all other infrared array technologies put together, and this trend is expected to increase in the near future for both military and civilian applications.
Images captured on June 13 with Spitzer's Infrared Array Camera indicate carbon dioxide is slowly and steadily "fizzing" away from the so-called "soda-pop comet," along with dust, in a tail about 186,400 miles long.
Once this distant cluster was found, the team studied it with the Infrared Array Camera on the Spitzer Space Telescope to pinpoint galaxies within the cluster.
An even higher level of security can be obtained using the company's no-tailgating protection, which works with an infrared array and camera that sends an alarm and pictures of the user and tailgater to the system's command center software.
The narrow bezel of the ActivPanel Touch houses a sophisticated infrared array that responds close to the screen surface for superb accuracy.
The two fish-eye lenses house a new infrared array detector which enhances performance with regard to the range at which a missile firing will be detected, offer improved rejection of false alarms and give an angular localisation capability which will be compatible with the future use of Directional Infrared Counter Measures (Dircm).
The performance of the two short wavelength channels of Spitzer's Infrared Array Camera is essentially unchanged from what it was before the observatory's liquid helium was exhausted," said Doug Hudgins, the Spitzer program scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
and Marcia Rieke of the University of Arizona in Tucson used a state-of-the-art infrared array and the Steward Observatory's 90-inch telescope atop Kitt Peak near Tucson.
Spitzer's infrared array camera can image the extra heat from newly formed stars, even though their visible light is obscured by thick dust clouds around them.
Burton of the University of New South Wales used an infrared array to probe the interior of the dusty Orion nebula, a molecular cloud that harbors the stellar nursery nearest to Earth.
The Digilab name carries with it a 30-year history as the leader in innovative infrared-based solutions, from the first commercial Fourier Transform-Infrared spectrometer (FT-IR) in 1969 to the first infrared array detector-based imaging spectrometer (Stingray) in 1996.
Marcum and Appleton made their recent measurements using a new, highly sensitive infrared detector called and infrared array (SN: 11/16/91, p.
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