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Third-generation FLIR demonstrator
Author(s): Jay Vizgaitis; Jason Miller; John Hall; Dan Berube
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Paper Abstract

One of the benefits of 3rd Generation FLIR technology is the potential to maintain range performance but with a much smaller optical system. A 3rd Gen Demonstrator (3GD) has been assembled and tested to demonstrate this capability. The 3GD features a four field of view optical system incorporating dual f/number optics with an all-reflective folded three mirror anastigmat (TMA) afocal, axial zoom dual band imager, internal thermal reference, and a beam splitter port for integrating other sensors such as a visible camera. This paper discusses the results of the fabrication of this 3rd Gen demonstration system with an emphasis on lessons learned from the challenges of 3rd Gen optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6940, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV, 69400U (15 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.779121
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Jay Vizgaitis, US Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)
Jason Miller, US Army RDECOM CERDEC NVESD (United States)
John Hall, OASYS Technology LLC (United States)
Dan Berube, OASYS Technology LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6940:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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