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OSMOSIS: a new joint laboratory between SOFRADIR and ONERA for the development of advanced DDCA with integrated optics
Author(s): Guillaume Druart; Noura Matallah; Nicolas Guerineau; Serge Magli; Mathieu Chambon; Pierre Jenouvrier; Eric Mallet; Yann Reibel
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Paper Abstract

Today, both military and civilian applications require miniaturized optical systems in order to give an imagery function to vehicles with small payload capacity. After the development of megapixel focal plane arrays (FPA) with micro-sized pixels, this miniaturization will become feasible with the integration of optical functions in the detector area. In the field of cooled infrared imaging systems, the detector area is the Detector-Dewar-Cooler Assembly (DDCA). SOFRADIR and ONERA have launched a new research and innovation partnership, called OSMOSIS, to develop disruptive technologies for DDCA to improve the performance and compactness of optronic systems. With this collaboration, we will break down the technological barriers of DDCA, a sealed and cooled environment dedicated to the infrared detectors, to explore Dewar-level integration of optics. This technological breakthrough will bring more compact multipurpose thermal imaging products, as well as new thermal capabilities such as 3D imagery or multispectral imagery. Previous developments will be recalled (SOIE and FISBI cameras) and new developments will be presented. In particular, we will focus on a dual-band MWIR-LWIR camera and a multichannel camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9070, Infrared Technology and Applications XL, 90700Q (24 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053889
Show Author Affiliations
Guillaume Druart, ONERA (France)
Noura Matallah, SOFRADIR (France)
Nicolas Guerineau, ONERA (France)
Serge Magli, SOFRADIR (France)
Mathieu Chambon, ONERA (France)
Pierre Jenouvrier, SOFRADIR (France)
Eric Mallet, SOFRADIR (France)
Yann Reibel, SOFRADIR (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9070:
Infrared Technology and Applications XL
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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