26 July 1999 Infrared thermal imagers for avionic applications
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This paper deals with the design of two second generation thermal imagers that Alenia Difesa OFFICINE GALILEO has successfully developed for the Navigation FLIR of the NH90 Tactical Transportation Helicopter (NH90 TTH) and for the Electro-Optical Surveillance and Tracking System for the Italian 'Guardia di Finanza' ATR42 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (ATR42 MPA). Small size, lightweight and low power consumption have been the main design goals of the two programs. In particular the NH90 TTH Thermal Imager is a compact camera operating in the 8 divided by 12 micrometers bandwidth with a single wide field of view. The thermal imager developed for the ATR42 MPA features a three remotely switchable fields of view objective equipped with diffractive optics. Performance goals, innovative design aspects and test results of these two thermal imagers are reported.
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Gianni Uda, Gianni Uda, Massimo Livi, Massimo Livi, Monica Olivieri, Monica Olivieri, Maurizio Sabatini, Maurizio Sabatini, Daniele Torrini, Daniele Torrini, Stefano Baldini, Stefano Baldini, Riccardo Bardazzi, Riccardo Bardazzi, Pietro Falli, Pietro Falli, Mauro Maestrini, Mauro Maestrini, } "Infrared thermal imagers for avionic applications", Proc. SPIE 3698, Infrared Technology and Applications XXV, (26 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354555; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354555
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