An experimental prototype of new generation infra-'red devices
has been realized. Sensitive in the 8 to 10 microns wavelength
band, its design coithines electronical scanning in the horizontal
direction (1,024 eleraent IR Charge Transfer Device Focal Plane
Array) and a simple opto-mechanical scanning in the vertical direc-
tion (only one frame mirror).
Images are displayed in the framework of present TV standard.
Thanks to its large versatility, such a design is able to cope with
any image requirement (interlaced or not, HDTV, . . . ) by electroni-
Ranges are typically improved by j2 with respect to those of
today high performance FLIRs.