- Uncooled FPA
Specialists of the Institute of Semiconductor Physics (ISP) name Rzhanova SB RAS for the first time in Russia will produce thermal infrared photodetectors, allowing to see the different objects in complex environments, the end of the first batch of devices will go to the customer — the state corporation "Rosatom", told RIA Novosti the head of the department Victor Institute Ovsyuk.
Uncooled matrix photodetectors that are created in the Institute, allow up to five kilometers in the infrared in the spectrum of thermal radiation to consider objects in the dark, fog and smoke. They can be used in a thermal sight, inspection devices, transportation, environmental systems, and fire control.
According Ovsyuk due to significantly lower cost in comparison with cooled photodetectors, small size, low weight (hundred grams) and low power consumption are uncooled photodetectors is competition for use in monitoring low.
"For the first time in Russia photodetectors are instructed to make a domestic manufacturer, and do not buy abroad. For the Russian Federal Nuclear Center 'All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics," we will make a small batch of new detection systems for civilian and special applications ", — said Ovsyuk.
Head of the Laboratory of the Institute, which are photodetectors, said Dmitry Esaev agency that is completely absent in the Russian mass production of uncooled array photodetectors, and imports of similar products is severely limited its dual purpose. At the same time the need for this technology in Russia, according to experts, is about 10,000 units per year.
Esaev noted that the first experimental samples of the products have been successfully tested with the participation of experts in the Ministry of Emergency Situations smoky coal mine with a visibility within the palm outstretched hand.
"Small-sized device can be strengthened on a helmet miner rescue worker or that they have the opportunity to see all the objects in the event of an accident," — said the head of the laboratory.
A series of photodetectors with a range of 8-14 micron range, equipped with control systems and signal registration must be made by December of this year.
NOVOSIBIRSK, March 19 — RIA Novosti, Maria Horn.