27 August 2010 Small thermal optics design for UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) system
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Now, Military demands focused attention on small and light-weight system development. Above all, UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) is necessary to reduce weight of equipments. Therefore, we invest some expense in many years so that it might design more light optical system for UAV. Consequently, we can build new miniaturization and light-weight system. The most important thing is the system using just two motors for continuous zoom(x3 ~ x20), NUC(nonuniformity correction), Narcissus, Athermalization, and auto-focus functions. An MTF (modulation transfer function) and a detection range are also satisfied by the demands. We use CODE V and NVTherm program for design and analysis.
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Sun Kyu Lee, Jun Hee Na, Chang Jun Yoon, Seung Eun Oh, Joongkyu Choi, Hyo Jin Pyo, "Small thermal optics design for UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) system", Proc. SPIE 7787, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XIII, 77870S (27 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859661; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.859661
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