Night Vision Demonstrator II
|Coordinator||Acreo AB - Acreo AB, Kista|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 12 000 000|
|Project duration||January 2008 - August 2011|
Purpose and goal
The project goal is to develop and demonstrate a low cost night vision system for automotive use based on Si/SiGe quantum well bolometers. The system will improve the driver´s ability to detect humans and animals during night time driving and thereby reduce the number of accidents.
Expected results and effects
With a low cost night vision system the number of accidents involvning pedestrians is expected to be reduced significantly. With expected changes in EU legislation, there is a big potential for wide spread use of this type of system in automobiles.
Planned approach and implementation
Results from previous research projects will be used to develop a full size detector array. Additionally, a new read out circuit (ROIC) will be developed to fully exploit the performance of the detector elements. The project is coordinated with a Norwegian initiative to produce the detector array on an industrial scale.