28 September 1999 Athermalization of a forward-looking infrared system
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This study presents the athermalization of a forward looking IR system which is one of the tasks of a optomechanical engineer. 3D modeling and optical design of a forward looking IR system are done. Thermal and structural analyses are performed by using the finite element method. Initial conditions and obtained results are verified by a laboratory study. The system parameters are optimized for ensuring the system to perform at different environmental temperatures by determining temperature distributions, expansions and contractions.
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Mutlu Bayar, Levend Parnas, Atilla Dikici, Ali Colakoglu, Omer Faruk Farsakoglu, "Athermalization of a forward-looking infrared system", Proc. SPIE 3786, Optomechanical Engineering and Vibration Control, (28 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363809; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.363809

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