2.5 - New Thermal Imager for Long Range Surveillance
- AMA Conferences 2013
2013-05-14 - 2013-05-16
- Proceedings IRS² 2013
- I2 - Recent Developments in IR Industry
- J. Fritze, H. Schlemmer - Cassidian Optronics GmbH, Oberkochen (Germany)
- 43 - 47
The concept and design of a new thermal imager branded Attica M-ER is presented which is dedicated to long range border surveillance applications. The camera makes use of a 1280x1024 pixel CMT or InSb detector being sensitive in the MWIR atmospheric window between 3 and 5 micron. For high quality imaging with fields of view between 0.6° and 30° a 50x IR optical zoom lens is designed comprising 11 lenses. Five of the lenses are aspheric and one in addition with a diffractive surface structure. Specially adapted image processing algorithms for omogenization, edge enhancement and dynamic compression as well as automatic functions (focus, contrast, brightness, etc.) are completing the package. Video clips of a first application and examples of image simulation are also presented.