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Infrared thermal imagers for avionic applications
Author(s): Gianni Uda; Massimo Livi; Monica Olivieri; Maurizio Sabatini; Daniele Torrini; Stefano Baldini; Riccardo Bardazzi; Pietro Falli; Mauro Maestrini
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Paper Abstract

This paper deals with the design of two second generation thermal imagers that Alenia Difesa OFFICINE GALILEO has successfully developed for the Navigation FLIR of the NH90 Tactical Transportation Helicopter (NH90 TTH) and for the Electro-Optical Surveillance and Tracking System for the Italian 'Guardia di Finanza' ATR42 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (ATR42 MPA). Small size, lightweight and low power consumption have been the main design goals of the two programs. In particular the NH90 TTH Thermal Imager is a compact camera operating in the 8 divided by 12 micrometers bandwidth with a single wide field of view. The thermal imager developed for the ATR42 MPA features a three remotely switchable fields of view objective equipped with diffractive optics. Performance goals, innovative design aspects and test results of these two thermal imagers are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3698, Infrared Technology and Applications XXV, (26 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354555
Show Author Affiliations
Gianni Uda, Alenia Difesa (Italy)
Massimo Livi, Alenia Difesa (Italy)
Monica Olivieri, Alenia Difesa (Italy)
Maurizio Sabatini, Alenia Difesa (Italy)
Daniele Torrini, Alenia Difesa (Italy)
Stefano Baldini, Alenia Difesa (Italy)
Riccardo Bardazzi, Alenia Difesa (Italy)
Pietro Falli, Alenia Difesa (Italy)
Mauro Maestrini, Alenia Difesa (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3698:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXV
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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