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Anti-rotation mount

Imaging system comprising an anti-rotation mount and an image detector. The mount may comprise a first frame member having a fixed relation to a set of mutually transverse X, Y, and Z axes, and a second frame member. The second frame member may be connected to the first frame member... Flir Systems Inc

Wafer level packaging of microbolometer vacuum package assemblies

An apparatus for the wafer level packaging (WLP) of micro-bolometer vacuum package assemblies (VPAs), in one embodiment, includes a wafer alignment and bonding chamber, a bolometer wafer chuck and a lid wafer chuck disposed within the chamber in vertically facing opposition to each other, means for creating a first ultra-high... Flir Systems Inc

Smart surveillance camera systems and methods

Various techniques are disclosed for smart surveillance camera systems and methods using thermal imaging to intelligently control illumination and monitoring of a surveillance scene. For example, a smart camera system may include a thermal imager, an IR illuminator, a visible light illuminator, a visible/near IR (NIR) light camera, and a... Flir Systems Inc

Hybrid infrared sensor array having heterogeneous infrared sensors

Various techniques are provided for an infrared sensor assembly having a hybrid infrared sensor array. In one example, such a hybrid infrared sensor array may include a plurality of microbolometers and a non-bolometric infrared sensor. The non-bolometric infrared sensor may be a thermopile or other type of infrared sensor different... Flir Systems Inc

Anomalous pixel detection

Systems and methods are disclosed herein to detect pixels exhibiting anomalous behavior in captured image frames. In some examples, temporal anomalous behavior may be identified, such as flickering pixels exhibiting large magnitude changes in pixel values that vary rapidly from frame-to-frame. In some examples, spatial anomalous behavior may be identified,... Flir Systems Inc

Infrared camera system architectures

Various techniques are disclosed for providing an infrared imaging module that exhibits a small form factor and may be used with one or more portable devices. Such an infrared imaging module may be implemented with a housing that includes electrical connections that may be used to electrically connect various components... Flir Systems Inc

Liquid shutter for infrared imaging devices

Techniques are provided to perform flat field correction for infrared cameras using a liquid shutter. Devices and methods provide a focal plane array (FPA) that receives infrared radiation (e.g., thermal infrared radiation) from a scene, and infrared-opaque liquid disposed in a cavity of a liquid shutter housing, and a fluid... Flir Systems Inc

Wafer level packaging of infrared camera detectors

An infrared detector useful in, e.g., infrared cameras, includes a substrate having an array of infrared detectors and a readout integrated circuit interconnected with the array disposed on an upper surface thereof, for one or more embodiments. A generally planar window is spaced above the array, the window being substantially... Flir Systems Inc

Radar system providing multiple waveforms for long range and short range target detection

Various techniques are disclosed for providing a radar system. In one example, such a radar system includes a radar unit adapted to broadcast radar signals and receive return signals in response thereto. The radar unit includes a waveform generator adapted to provide pulse waveforms of different pulse widths and Frequency... Flir Systems Inc

Low power and small form factor infrared imaging

Various techniques are provided for implementing an infrared imaging system. In one example, a system includes a focal plane array (FPA). The FPA includes an array of infrared sensors adapted to image a scene. The FPA also includes a bias circuit adapted to provide a bias voltage to the infrared... Flir Systems Inc

Sonar data enhancement systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide sonar systems for mobile structures. A sonar system includes a sonar transducer assembly including a sonar transducer, a sonar receiver configured to receive acoustic returns from the sonar transducer and convert the acoustic returns into arrays of time differentiated sonar data... Flir Systems Inc

Proactive directional control systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide proactive directional control for a mobile structure. A proactive directional control system may include a logic device, a memory, one or more sensors, one or more actuators/controllers, and modules to interface with users, sensors, actuators, and/or other modules of a mobile... Flir Systems Inc

Analyte spatial detection systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide reliable analyte spatial detection systems. An analyte spatial detection system includes an imaging module, a visible light projector, associated processing and control electronics, and, optionally, orientation and/or position sensors integrated with the imaging module and/or the visible light projector. The imaging... Flir Systems Inc

Cold weather camera kit

Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include an imaging system that includes a de-icing assembly. The de-icing assembly may include a de-icing window and a window frame. The de-icing window may be constructed from Float Zone Silicon, single crystal sapphire, and/or germanium. The de-icing assembly may be coupled to... Flir Systems Inc

Techniques for determining emitted radiation intensity

Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are provided for determining an emitted radiation intensity of an object in a thermal image. In one example, a system includes a memory component configured to store a plurality of captured thermal images of a scene and a processor. The processor... Flir Systems Inc

Image enhancement with fusion

Various techniques are provided to combine visible and thermal image data. In one example, a method includes receiving visible image data and thermal image data for a scene. The method also includes extracting high spatial frequency content from the visible image data to provide filtered visible image data. The method... Flir Systems Inc

Adaptive autopilot control systems and methods

Autopilot systems and related techniques are provided to improve the ability of mobile structures to maintain a desired reference path (e.g., to keep a desired track and/or to follow a desired contour). In various embodiments, a high quality turn rate signal and GPS based signals are used to generate high... Flir Systems Inc

Minimal user input video analytics systems and methods

Various techniques are disclosed for calibrating surveillance camera systems with minimal user input. Such surveillance camera calibration techniques may be implemented in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure to facilitate calibration and parameter configuration such that a surveillance camera can be installed and set up for video analytics with... Flir Systems Inc

Microbolometer contact systems and methods

Systems and methods are directed to contacts for an infrared detector. For example, an infrared imaging device includes a substrate having a first metal layer and an infrared detector array coupled to the substrate via a plurality of contacts. Each contact includes for an embodiment a plurality of metal studs... Flir Systems Inc

Systems and methods for amplification of back-scattered signal by laser source cavity

An example laser system includes a laser source to transmit a source light generated based on optical feedback provided by a laser cavity. The laser system further includes a beam-splitter to split the source light into a reference light and a split source light. The laser system further includes a... Flir Systems Inc

Object detection along pre-defined trajectory

Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are provided for detecting an object in a field of view of an imaging device. An object may be detected by an imaging device when the object is present along a trajectory in a target scene. In one example, a system... Flir Systems Inc

Pilot display systems and methods

A method for providing enhanced sonar images includes ensonifying a target column of water with sonar beams corresponding to pulses of continuous wave (CW) and pulse compression (FM) signals. Received acoustic returns are processed to generate sonar image data corresponding to the CW signals and the FM signals. The CW... Flir Systems Inc

Low cost and high performance bolometer circuitry and methods

A bolometer circuit may include an active bolometer configured to receive external infrared (IR) radiation and a resistive load, which are configured to be connected in series in a bolometer conduction path from a supply voltage node to a common voltage node. A node in the bolometer conduction path between... Flir Systems Inc

Bolometer circuitry and methods for difference imaging

Various techniques are disclosed for bolometer circuits and related methods for thermal imaging in a difference domain, where each pixel value represents a difference in incident IR radiation intensity between adjacent bolometers. For example, a bolometer circuit may include an array of bolometers each configured to generate a pixel signal... Flir Systems Inc

Systems and methods for behavioral based alarms

Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include an imaging system. The imaging system may include a controller that is adapted to determine behavior typical of an object within an environment. The imaging system may additionally monitor the object within the environment and detect when the object behaves anomalously within... Flir Systems Inc

Wafer-level back-end fabrication systems and methods

Systems and methods may be provided for fabricating infrared focal plane arrays. The methods include providing a device wafer, applying a coating to the device wafer, mounting the device wafer to a first carrier wafer, thinning the device wafer while the device wafer is mounted to the first carrier wafer,... Flir Systems Inc

Wearable apparatus with integrated infrared imaging module

Various techniques are disclosed for providing a wearable apparatus having an integrated infrared imaging module. In one example, a wearable apparatus implemented as a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) may include a shield to protect a user from an external environment, one or more infrared imaging modules, a projector, a processor,... Flir Systems Inc

Devices and methods for infrared reference pixels

A device is disclosed including a substrate and a floating blinded infrared detector and/or a shunted blinded infrared detector. The floating blinded infrared detector may include an infrared detector coupled to and thermally isolated from the substrate; and a blocking structure disposed above the infrared detector to block external thermal... Flir Systems Inc

Modular split-processing infrared imaging system

Various techniques are provided to implement a modular infrared imager assembly configured to interface with supporting electronics provided, for example, by a third party. In one example, a system includes an imager assembly comprising a focal plane array configured to capture thermal image data from a scene and output the... Flir Systems Inc

Acceleration corrected attitude estimation systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide accurate attitude estimation for a mobile structure. An attitude estimation system includes a logic device in communication with a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and/or a speed sensor. Sensor signals provided by the various sensors are used to determine an estimated absolute coordinate... Flir Systems Inc

Wideband sonar receiver and sonar signal processing algorithms

A wideband sonar receiver is provided that includes: a selectable bandpass filter adapted to filter a received sonar signal to produce a filtered signal and a correlator adapted to correlate the baseband samples with baseband replica samples to provide a correlated signal. In addition, the wideband sonar receiver may include... Flir Systems Inc

Gimbal system having preloaded isolation

A gimbal system, including apparatus and methods, with one or more gimbals having non-preloaded or preloaded vibration isolators, a biased preloading compensation mechanism, sag compensation, and/or lateral snubbing.... Flir Systems Inc

Rotating attitude heading reference systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide orientation and/or position data from an orientation and/or position sensor (OPS) while it is rotating. A system includes a logic device configured to communicate with an OPS that is rotationally coupled to a mobile structure. The logic device is configured to... Flir Systems Inc

Extended short-wave infrared strain-layered superlattice on indium arsenide substrate and associated methods

Materials and methods may be provided for short-wave infrared (SWIR) superlattice materials. The superlattice material includes a first sub-layer comprising InAs, and a second sub-layer adjacent to the first sub-layer including AlSb, AlAsSb, or InAlAsSb.... Flir Systems Inc

Augmented reality sonar imagery systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide augmented reality sonar imagery for mobile structures. An augmented reality sonar imagery system includes a portable imaging device, a sonar transducer assembly, and a logic device in communication with the sonar transducer assembly and the portable imaging device. The sonar transducer... Flir Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158297

Watercraft protection systems and methods

Provided is a system for protecting submerged components of a watercraft from collision with a submerged object or a floor of a body of water. The system includes a depth sensor configured to measure a water depth beneath the watercraft, an actuated mechanism configured to adjust a depth of at... Flir Systems Inc

05/25/17 / #20170146642

Sensor channel isolation systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide accurate and reliable compact sonar systems for mobile structures. A sonar system includes multiple sensor channels, each comprising a sonar transmitter and a sonar receiver, and a logic device configured to provide control signals and receive sensor signals from the sensor... Flir Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170133053

Systems and methods for video synopses

Systems and methods are disclosed for efficient generation and presentation of synopsis videos that include video images of multiple objects captured at various times displayed at a common time. The system may include one or more network cameras that, when a moving object is detected, record a video file for... Flir Systems Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108868

Autopilot autorelease systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide accurate, low lag, and reliable autopilot autorelease in a hydraulic steering system for mobile structures. A hydraulic steering system includes a logic device configured to communicate with an autopilot pump controller, a control surface reference sensor, an orientation sensor, and/or a... Flir Systems Inc

04/20/17 / #20170110498

Vertical microbolometer contact systems and methods

Systems and methods are directed to vertical legs for an infrared detector. For example, an infrared imaging device may include a microbolometer array in which each microbolometer includes a bridge and a vertical leg structure that couples the bridge to a substrate such as a readout integrated circuit. The vertical... Flir Systems Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104931

Camera cores or sensors for pre-determined shock/vibration levels

Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include an assembly with a shock detection and disabling device. The shock detection and disabling device may detect when a shock greater than a shock threshold has been experienced by the assembly and disable the assembly. In certain embodiments, the shock detection and... Flir Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088098

Systems and methods for monitoring vehicle occupants

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods using small form factor infrared imaging modules to monitor occupants in an interior compartment of a vehicle. For example, a vehicle-mounted system may include one or more infrared imaging modules, a processor, a memory, alarm sirens, and a communication module. The vehicle-mounted system... Flir Systems Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090021

Modular sonar transducer assembly systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide accurate and reliable compact sonar systems for mobile structures. A modular sonar system includes one or more sonar transducer assemblies and at least two transducer modules disposed substantially within the sonar transducer assemblies. Each transducer module includes a transducer element and... Flir Systems Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082497

Systems and methods for enhanced bolometer response

Systems and methods may be provided for forming enhanced infrared absorption microbolometers. An enhanced infrared absorption microbolometer may include a metal cap formed from a thin layer of oxidizing metal such as titanium and/or a titanium oxide. The metal cap may be formed within a bridge portion of the microbolometer.... Flir Systems Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078590

Time spaced infrared image enhancement

Techniques using small form factor infrared imaging modules are disclosed. An imaging system may include visible spectrum imaging modules, infrared imaging modules, and other modules to interface with a user and/or a monitoring system. Visible spectrum imaging modules and infrared imaging modules may be positioned in proximity to a scene... Flir Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059698

Transmission signal shaping systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide transmission signal shaping for transmission signal-based sensor systems, such as radar and/or sonar sensor systems. A low noise signal shaping transmitter includes a digital to analog converter configured to convert a digital shaping control signal to an analog shaping control signal,... Flir Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059705

Multichannel sonar systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide accurate and compact multichannel sonar systems for mobile structures. A compact multichannel sonar system includes a multichannel transducer and associated processing and control electronics and optionally orientation and/or position sensors disposed substantially within the housing of a sonar transducer assembly. The... Flir Systems Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064238

Proximity-based camera configuration

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide setup, network connection, and/or other operations for network cameras. The operations may be initiated in response to placing a user device having proximity-based communications circuitry in proximity of a camera having proximity-based communications circuitry. The user device and the camera may... Flir Systems Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051951

Stirling engine displacer drive

A cryocooler is provided that includes: a regenerator piston; a drive coupler; and a link flexure having a proximal end coupled by a first pin to the drive coupler and having a distal end coupled by a second pin to the regenerator piston, where the link flexure forms a vane... Flir Systems Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053380

Edge guided interpolation and sharpening

Techniques, methods, and systems for image processing may be provided. The image processing may be provided for upsampling and interpolating images. The upsampling and interpolating may include interpolating the image through at least an edge weight and a spatial weight. In various embodiments, the edge weight and/or the spatial weight... Flir Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170025453

Method and systems for coupling semiconductor substrates

Systems and methods may be provided for coupling together semiconductor devices. One or more of the semiconductor devices may be provided with an array of bump contacts formed in an etch back process. The bump contacts may be indium bumps. The indium bumps may be formed by depositing a sheet... Flir Systems Inc

01/05/17 / #20170003510

Planar high angle line generator

A planar line generator including a first planar surface extending in a first direction, a second planar surface facing the first planar surface, and a beam splitter in front of the second planar surface, the beam splitter configured to output, from light incident thereon, an undeflected beam, a first beam... Flir Systems Inc

01/05/17 / #20170003865

Sonar user interface systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide intuitive user interfaces for sonar systems attached to mobile structures. A sonar user interface system includes a logic device configured to communicate with one or more sonar controllers and/or sonar transducer assemblies and associated processing and control electronics and optionally orientation... Flir Systems Inc








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