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 IEEE sensors letters (2020), Online First, 4 S. ISSN: 24751472 

 Englisch 
 Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
 Fraunhofer IMS () 
 3ωmethod; bolometers 
Abstract
In this work, a thermal conduction measurement method for thermal radiation sensors, such as vacuumpackaged bolometers, is presented. The idea of the method is deduced from the classical 3ωmethod proposed by Cahill. Here the measurement geometry is a complete sensor geometry, which is suspended from the substrate by thermal isolation legs. The most relevant performance factor for such a sensor is the thermal isolation, this is why the thermal conduction measurement is so important to design better sensors. Additionally, the thermal loss mechanisms need to be investigated because the sensors are normally operated at the thermal radiation limit. Therefore, these loss mechanisms are modeled with an electrothermal equivalent circuit of the whole measurement setup. The measurement method is then used to measure and derive the thermal conduction of known single micro bolometer structures.