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INCA: a light 1- to 5-µm camera for ground and space applications
Author(s): Alberto Riva; Vincenzo De Caprio; Florio Dalla Vedova; Alessandro Battocchio; Giorgio Colombo; Filippo Maria Zerbi; Corrado Bosco; Marco Canetti; Paolo Cerabolini; Andrea Casale; Paolo Conconi; Vincenzo Di Marco; Mauro Ghigo; Ruben Mazzoleni; Emilio Molinari; Giuseppe Pennestri; Daniele Santini; Stefano Scremin; Terence Stock; Vittorio De Cosmo
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Paper Abstract

We present INCA, a prototype of a light and versatile camera covering the 1-5 microns wavelength range designed for ground based and space application. INCA has innovative optical solution such as aspherical mirrors obtained via ion-beam ablation, a new light cryogenic concept and a new philosophy of chip controller. Co-financed at the bread board level by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) INCA has been recently characterized and is now ready for a phase 2 development.

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Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551719
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Alberto Riva, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Vincenzo De Caprio, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Florio Dalla Vedova, Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA (Italy)
Alessandro Battocchio, Rial Vacuum (Italy)
Giorgio Colombo, Lab. Ottico Colombo (Italy)
Filippo Maria Zerbi, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Corrado Bosco, Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA (Italy)
Marco Canetti, Rial Vacuum (Italy)
Paolo Cerabolini, Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA (Italy)
Andrea Casale, Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA (Italy)
Paolo Conconi, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Vincenzo Di Marco, Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA (Italy)
Mauro Ghigo, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Ruben Mazzoleni, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Emilio Molinari, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giuseppe Pennestri, Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA (Italy)
Daniele Santini, Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA (Italy)
Stefano Scremin, Carlo Gavazzi Space SpA (Italy)
Terence Stock, Blu Electronics (Italy)
Vittorio De Cosmo, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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