14 September 1994 Design and development of the coaxial scanner as a compact high-performance thermal imager
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This paper describes the original requirement of a light weight, high performance, low cost thermal imager which resulted in the design of the novel coaxial scanner. The early form of imager used a dedicated display to match the original cyclic scan sequence. With the advent of fast digital scan converters and the desire to use standard TV monitors the imager was redesigned and new TV compatible scan sequences devised. A version of this scanner is currently being manufactured by GEC Marconi Avionics, UK, and the paper concludes with examples of its application.
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Alan H. Lettington, Alan H. Lettington, } "Design and development of the coaxial scanner as a compact high-performance thermal imager", Proc. SPIE 2268, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185855; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.185855
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