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1. WO2017171962 - INFRARED PRESENCE DETECTOR SYSTEM

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. An infrared presence detector system comprising:

a focal plane array including a first radiant energy sensor and a plurality of second radiant energy sensors, with the first and second radiant energy sensors configured to convert radiant energy into an electrical signal; and

a processor coupled to the focal plane array and configured to control the first and second radiant energy sensors in a sleep mode wherein the first radiant energy sensor is energized and the plurality of second radiant energy sensors are de-energized, and an active mode wherein at least the plurality of second radiant energy sensors are energized when the first radiant energy sensor detects a presence.

2. The infrared presence detector system set forth in claim 1, wherein the first radiant energy sensor is configured to view a first scene and the plurality of second radiant energy sensors are configured to view a second scene.

3. The infrared presence detector system set forth in claim 1 further comprising

a first lens associated with the first radiant energy sensor for viewing a first scene; and

a second lens associated with the plurality of second radiant energy sensors for viewing the first scene.

4. The infrared presence detector system set forth in claim 1, wherein the first radiant energy sensor and the plurality of second radiant energy sensors are infrared sensors.

5. The infrared presence detector system set forth in claim 4, wherein the infrared sensors are passive infrared sensors.

6. The infrared presence detector system set forth in claim 4, wherein the infrared sensors are active infrared sensors.

7. The infrared presence detector system set forth in claim 1 further comprising:

a lens associated with the plurality of second radiant energy sensors for depicting a first scene; and

a beam splitter disposed between the focal plane array and the lens, and configured to re-direct a portion of the radiant energy associated with the first scene onto the first radiant energy sensor.

8. The infrared presence detector system set forth in claim 7 further comprising:

a second lens disposed between the beam splitter and the first radiant energy sensor.

9. The infrared presence detector system set forth in claim 1 further comprising:

a power source including a plurality of power acquisition components.

10. The infrared presence detector system set forth in claim 1 further comprising:

a wireless communication module configured to transmit and receive signals; and a substrate platform wherein the focal plane array, the processor, and the wireless communication device are integrated onto the substrate platform.

11. A method of operating an infrared presence detector comprising:

operating at least one radiant energy sensor in an enabled mode when monitoring a scene;

sustaining at least a first portion of a plurality of radiant energy sensors of a focal plane array in a disabled mode when the at least one radiant energy sensor is monitoring the scene;

detecting a presence by the at least one radiant energy sensor; and

operating at least the first portion of the plurality of radiant energy sensors in the enabled mode.

12. The method set forth in claim 11, wherein the at least one radiant energy sensor is a second portion of the plurality of radiant energy sensors of the focal plane array.

13. The method set forth in claim 11 comprising:

applying wireless communication.

14. The method set forth in claim 12, wherein a first lens is configured to focus a radiated energy associated with at least a portion of the scene upon the second portion of the plurality of radiant energy sensors.

15. The method set forth in claim 14, wherein a second lens is configured to focus the radiated energy associated with the entire scene upon at least the first portion of the plurality of radiant energy sensors.

16. The method set forth in claim 11, wherein a segment of a radiated energy associated with the entire scene is diverted by a beamsplitter onto the at least one radiant energy sensor.

17. The method set forth in claim 16, wherein a remaining segment of the radiated energy is focused onto the first portion of the plurality of radiant energy sensors.

18. The method set forth in claim 11, wherein the presence is detected by a change over time of the radiated energy.

19. The method set forth in claim 11 further comprising:

adjusting power consumption of a plurality of detector components to control at least one of instantaneous power consumption and average power consumption.

20. The method set forth in claim 11, wherein the at least one radiant energy sensor comprises a first radiant energy sensor and a second radiant energy sensor and the presence is detected by a difference in incident radiation between the first and second radiant energy sensors.