Infrared Sensors

For Defense

Infrared Detector Solutions

Teledyne Imaging has a wide portfolio of infrared sensors and cameras for tactical or security systems. The portfolio spans the most sensitive cooled and uncooled detectors, sensors, cameras and cores, coupled with smart electronics and high performance architectures.

Whether the application is situational awareness focused requiring optimum ability to detect, recognise and identify a target or threat or tactical to provide early detection and counter measure deployment, Teledyne Imaging has the technological detector or imaging solution to meet the mission and operational requirement.

  • Vanadium Oxide (VOx) microbolometer uncooled cameras and cores
  • Single element IR diodes from a range of detector compound semiconductors
  • European non-ITAR and non-EAR III-V semiconductor IR detectors
  • High Operating Temperature (HOT) solutions
  • Reduced SWaP (Size, Weight and Power consumption)
  • IR Resonant Cavity Diodes

III-V Infrared Detectors

Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) and Indium Antimonide (InSb) as well as other III-V compound semiconductor configurations as CMOS/ROIC designs and Type 2 Super Lattice (T2SL) has gained a lot of interest for infrared (IR) detection applications. These devices are band-gap engineered by varying the composition and doping of the thin semiconductor layers.

With respect to T2SL detectors The artificial periodicity introduced by the multilayer structure produces super lattices. With type-1 super lattices, the electrons and holes are contained in the same layer. For type-2 super lattices, the electrons and holes are located in adjacent layers.

In the UK with UK Ministry of Defence - Defence Science and Technology Laboratory’s (Dstl) ‘Space to Innovate’ competition, which sought to find and fund new technologies that could improve the UK’s resilience, awareness and capability in space, awarded funding to Teledyne e2v for radiation-hard infrared detectors for space applications with new materials for inherently hardened IR detectors for defence missions.

Key advantages:

  • High Operating Temperature (HOT) technology
  • SWaP (Size, Weight and Power consumption)
  • Enabling more power efficient systems
  • Reduction in cooler/dewar capacity requirement
  • Reduced maintenance and total cost of ownership
  • Technologically mature materials processing and device fabrication
  • Good uniformity
  • Tunability of the cut-off wavelength
  • Dual colour capability
  • Cost effective

LWIR Microbolometers VOx

Teledyne DALSA's vanadium oxide (VOx) based microbolometer long-wave infrared detectors cover wavelengths from 8-14 µm and provide performance consistent with the best in the industry--they power our own Calibir IR cameras. Our novel wafer-level packaging (WLP) approach to microbolometer manufacturing in an optimized MEMS infrastructure gives us the ability to dramatically alter the traditional price-performance tradeoff. 

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Other Detector Materials

Our high performance single element and FPA infrared detectors utilize a wide variety of materials such as Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs), Mercury Cadmium Telluride (HgCdTe), Indium Antimonide (InSb), Indium Arsenide (InAs), Lead Sulfide (PbS), Lead Selenide (PbSe), and Germanium (Ge).

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