Low SWaP video core for MWIR imaging

R. Gazit, D. Chen, G. Gershon, A. Karabchevsky, Z. Kiblitski, O. Magen, T. Markovitz, R. Ohayon, O. Rozenberg, K. Rozenshein, N. Syrel, I. Vladovsky, M. Weinstein, I. Shtrichman, S. Riabzev

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Sparrow, a low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP), high-end thermal imaging video core is presented, based on XBn- InAsSb Focal Plane Array (FPA) with 640×512 format and 10μm pitch, which is operated at 150K. The Sparrow video core offloads a range of functions from the host system, such as detector power supply, clocking and image processing, resulting in a very compact and low power module equipped with a miniature Split-Linear Stirling cooler. The Sparrow Module is optimized for a wide range of low SWaP applications, with a volume of 58×62×42 mm3, a weight of 300g, and typical power consumption of 5W at room temperature. It provides sub-frame video latency and supports a variety of output video formats and user-configurable advanced image processing algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInfrared Technology and Applications XLV
EditorsBjorn F. Andresen, Gabor F. Fulop, Charles M. Hanson
ISBN (Electronic)9781510626690
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventInfrared Technology and Applications XLV 2019 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 14 Apr 201918 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceInfrared Technology and Applications XLV 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • InAsSb
  • Infrared Detector
  • Low SWaP
  • Stirling Cryocooler
  • Video Core
  • XBn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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