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Integrating a compact multichannel cryogenic infrared camera in an operational detector dewar cooler assembly
Author(s): Florence de la Barrière; Guillaume Druart; Nicolas Guérineau; Frédéric Champagnat; Aurélien Plyer; Serge Magli; Gilles Lasfargues
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Paper Abstract

We present an ultra-compact infrared cryogenic camera integrated inside a standard SOFRADIR’s Detector Dewar Cooler Assembly (DDCA) and whose field of view is equal to 120°. The multichannel optical architecture produces four non-redundant images on a single SCORPIO detector with a pixel pitch of 15μm. This ultra-miniaturized optical system brings a very low additional optical and mechanical mass to be cooled in the DDCA: the cool-down time is comparable to the one of an equivalent DDCA without an imagery function. Limiting the number of channels is necessary to keep the highest number of resolved points in the final image. However, optical tolerances lead to irregular shifts between the channels. This paper discusses the limits of multichannel architectures. With an image processing algorithm, the four images produced by the camera are combined to process a single full-resolution image with an equivalent sampling pitch equal to 7.5μm. Experimental measurements on MTF and NETD show that this camera achieves good optical performances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2018
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10690, Optical Design and Engineering VII, 106900R (5 June 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313289
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Florence de la Barrière, DOTA, ONERA, Univ. Paris-Saclay (France)
Guillaume Druart, DOTA, ONERA, Univ. Paris-Saclay (France)
Nicolas Guérineau, DOTA, ONERA, Univ. Paris-Saclay (France)
Frédéric Champagnat, DTIS, ONERA, Univ. Paris-Saclay (France)
Aurélien Plyer, DTIS, ONERA, Univ. Paris-Saclay (France)
Serge Magli, SOFRADIR (France)
Gilles Lasfargues, CEA-LETI MINATEC (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10690:
Optical Design and Engineering VII
Laurent Mazuray; Rolf Wartmann; Andrew P. Wood, Editor(s)

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