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Control and protection of outdoor embedded camera for astronomy
Author(s): F. Rigaud; I. Jegouzo; J. Gaudemard; J. Vaubaillon
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of CABERNET- Podet-Met (CAmera BEtter Resolution NETwork, Pole sur la Dynamique de l'Environnement Terrestre - Meteor) project is the automated observation, by triangulation with three cameras, of meteor showers to perform a calculation of meteoroids trajectory and velocity. The scientific goal is to search the parent body, comet or asteroid, for each observed meteor. To install outdoor cameras in order to perform astronomy measurements for several years with high reliability requires a very specific design for the box. For these cameras, this contribution shows how we fulfilled the various functions of their boxes, such as cooling of the CCD, heating to melt snow and ice, the protecting against moisture, lightning and Solar light. We present the principal and secondary functions, the product breakdown structure, the technical solutions evaluation grid of criteria, the adopted technology products and their implementation in multifunction subsets for miniaturization purpose. To manage this project, we aim to get the lowest manpower and development time for every part. In appendix, we present the measurements the image quality evolution during the CCD cooling, and some pictures of the prototype.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84462S (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926107
Show Author Affiliations
F. Rigaud, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
I. Jegouzo, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
J. Gaudemard, GEPI, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
J. Vaubaillon, IMCCE, CNRS, Observatoire de Paris (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8446:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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