30 September 2004 INCA: a light 1- to 5-μm camera for ground and space applications
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We present INCA, a prototype of a light and versatile camera covering the 1-5 microns wavelength range designed for ground based and space application. INCA has innovative optical solution such as aspherical mirrors obtained via ion-beam ablation, a new light cryogenic concept and a new philosophy of chip controller. Co-financed at the bread board level by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) INCA has been recently characterized and is now ready for a phase 2 development.
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Alberto Riva, Vincenzo De Caprio, Florio Dalla Vedova, Alessandro Battocchio, Giorgio Colombo, Filippo Maria Zerbi, Corrado Bosco, Marco Canetti, Paolo Cerabolini, Andrea Casale, Paolo Conconi, Vincenzo Di Marco, Mauro Ghigo, Ruben Mazzoleni, Emilio Molinari, Giuseppe Pennestri, Daniele Santini, Stefano Scremin, Terence Stock, Vittorio De Cosmo, "INCA: a light 1- to 5-μm camera for ground and space applications", Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551719; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551719
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