High temperature materials for resistive infrared scene projectors

Steven Solomon, Robert Ginn, Stephen Campbell, Maryam Jalali, George Goldsmith

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Joule heated resistive emitter arrays are presently limited to pixel temperatures on the order of 1000 K. A phase 2 SBIR program is underway to develop material sets with the goal of increasing the operating temperatures of these arrays by up to a factor of 3. Preliminary work indicates that transition metal oxides and carbides are the most promising materials for 3000 K pixel temperatures. An overview of the project and current status is presented. Thin films will be deposited by numerous vendors using a variety of techniques, and annealed at ultra-high temperatures in vacuum to select the most stable materials. Test emitter pixel arrays will be fabricated and tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnologies for Synthetic Environments
Subtitle of host publicationHardware-in-the-Loop Testing XI
StatePublished - 2006
EventTechnologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XI - Kissimmee, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 18 2006Apr 20 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceTechnologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKissimmee, FL


  • Emitter arrays
  • High temperature materials
  • Resistive arrays


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