Patent Number: 6,294,787

Title: Sensor system and manufacturing process as well as self-testing process

Abstract: Presented is a sensor system for the detection of thermal radiation, with a substrate (15) and several sensor elements (10) on the substrate (15), in which case at least one self-test device (53) is provided in order to generate heat which can be used for the heating of one or more sensor elements (10). The sensor elements (10) can be heated according to a typical time pattern during the self-testing process. Also presented is an advantageous process for the manufacture of the sensor system as well as an advantageous configuration of the total system, including signal processing.

Inventors: Schieferdecker; Jorg (Wiesbaden, DE), Simon; Marion (Marburg, DE), Storck; Karlheinz (Lorch, DE), Rothley; Manfred (Kraichtal, DE), Zabler; Erich (Stutensee, DE), Jahne; Rolf (Dresden, DE)

Assignee: Heimann Optoelectronics GmbH

International Classification: B81C 5/00 (20060101); G01J 5/10 (20060101); G01J 5/00 (20060101); G01J 5/20 (20060101); G01J 5/22 (20060101); G01J 005/20 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018