A new array design where pixels present a bridge type configuration is proposed. This configuration improves the characteristics of standard infrared arrays for remote sensing, in particular of those used for forest fires detection (PbSe based). The consequences are of interest mainly in staring non-imaging, large range and large field of view, sensors. The design also accomplishes for low cost and low energy consumption.

Furthermore, non-uniformity effects in the focal plane as the azimuth angle increases can be properly minimised. Other important advantage is the FOV and fill factor enlargement maintaining the optics and connection complexity.