Multispectral Filter Microarray
Apr 2006Materion Precision OpticsRequest Info
WESTFORD, Mass., April 18 -- Barr Associates Inc. has introduced an
18-element multipectral filter microarray in which each element is a
high-precision thin film filter just 0.032 millimeters wide.
company said its objective in developing filter arrays is to reduce
mass, power and volume in multispectral sensors by eliminating a filter
wheel. It said the new technology has more spectral bands, which can be
accommodated in a smaller volume and are compatible with
higher-resolution detector arrays. The new microarrays can be used with
any focal plane array detector, from ultraviolet to long-wave infrared
wavelength ranges. Potential applications include commercial
colorimetry and space-based multispectral imaging.
developed microarrays will provide a very rugged, high-performance
alternative to linear variable filters or diffraction gratings," said
Kevin Downing, manager of the arrays product line at Barr Associates.
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Barr Associates Inc.
2 Lyberty Way
Westford, MA 01886
Phone: (978) 692-7513
Fax: (978) 692-7443