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Second-generation thermal imaging system design-trades modeling
Author(s): Leo O. Vroombout
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Paper Abstract

The Night Vision Laboratory static performance model is considered for thermal viewing systems. Since the model is not initially intended to be a design tool and is not usable for conducting system or component design trades, it has to be restructured. The approach to updating the first-generation static performance model and to configuring it as a design tool is presented. Second-generation imaging systems exploit infrared focal-plane arrays, high-reliability cryogenic coolers, precision scanning devices, and high-speed digital electronics. They also use optical materials and coatings and optomechanical and electronics packaging techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1309, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21755
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Leo O. Vroombout, Martin Marietta Electronic Sys (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1309:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing

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