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TADIR: ElOp's high-resolution second-generation 480x4 TDI thermal imager
Author(s): Gabby Sarusi; Natan Ziv; O. Zioni; J. Gaber; Mark S. Shechterman; I. Wiess; Igor V. Friedland; M. Lerner; Abraham Friedenberg
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Paper Abstract

'TADIR' is a new high-end thermal imager, developed in El-Op under contract with the Israeli MOD during the last three years. This new second generation thermal imager is based on 480 X 4 TDI MCT detector operated in the 8 - 12 micrometer spectral range. Although the prototype configuration of TADIR was design for the highly demanded light weight low volume and low power air applications, TADIR can be considered as a generic modular technology of which the future El-Op's FLIR applications such as ground fire control system and surveillance systems will be derived from. Besides the detector, what puts the system in the high-end category are the state of the art features implemented in each system's components. This paper describes the system concept and design considerations as well as the anticipated performances. TADIRs fist prototype was demonstrated at the beginning of 1998 and is currently under evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3436, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV, (26 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328015
Show Author Affiliations
Gabby Sarusi, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Natan Ziv, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
O. Zioni, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
J. Gaber, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Mark S. Shechterman, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
I. Wiess, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Igor V. Friedland, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
M. Lerner, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Abraham Friedenberg, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3436:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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