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Optical Engineering

Design challenges regarding high-definition electro-optic/infrared stabilized imaging systems
Author(s): John L. Miller; Scott P. Way; Bruce Ellison; Cynthia L. Archer
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Paper Abstract

Today, requirements for imaging systems are shifting from standard definition to high-definition (HD) imaging systems. Along with HD imagers, users are also requiring embedded metadata and high precision pointing. These requirements place new demands on the opto-mechanical, thermal, and electrical subsystems of stabilized platforms that use these imagers. This paper discusses the impact of HD imagers on gimbal design, including requirements for better stabilization, better thermal management, and better electronics to handle the high data rates associated with HD imagers. We also discuss how the requirements for wide area surveillance sensors will further impact the gimbal designs for these sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2013
PDF: 12 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(6) 061310 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.6.061310
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
John L. Miller, FLIR Systems, Inc. (United States)
Scott P. Way, FLIR Systems, Inc. (United States)
Bruce Ellison, FLIR Systems, Inc. (United States)
Cynthia L. Archer, Signal Semantics Inc. (United States)


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