The design of a FLIR sensor for the Korean Army RPV.
Choi, Byung Gook
Walters, Donald L.
Pieper, Ron J.
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This thesis considers a forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensor system fot the Korean Army mounted in a remotely piloted vehicle such as the Pioneer RPV. Potential missions considered for this system included tactical reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence gathering, target acquisition and location, artillery fire adjustment and damage assessment The FLIR system provides high resolution thermal images in the 8-12 micrometers spectral range under day and night conditions, with a real time data link to the control center. Based on current technology a 55 element HgCdTe detector array cooled to 77 K was selected that provides a TV compatible video output. In the future, as improvements in quality occur with a corresponding reduction in cost, staring focal plane arrays such as PtSi or InSb should be considered.