Night Vision Demonstrator II

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Coordinator Acreo AB - Acreo AB, Kista
Funding from Vinnova SEK 12 000 000
Project duration January 2008 - August 2011
Status Completed

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.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2008-02112

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