TADIR: ElOp's high-resolution second-generation 480 x 4 TDI thermal imager

Gabby Sarusi, Natan Ziv, O. Zioni, J. Gaber, Mark S. Shechterman, I. Wiess, Igor V. Friedland, M. Lerner, Abraham Friedenberg

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'TADIR' is a new high-end thermal imager, developed in El-Op under contract with the Israeli MOD during the last three years. This new second generation thermal imager is based on 480 X 4 TDI MCT detector operated in the 8 - 12 micrometer spectral range. Although the prototype configuration of TADIR was design for the highly demanded light weight low volume and low power air applications, TADIR can be considered as a generic modular technology of which the future El-Op's FLIR applications such as ground fire control system and surveillance systems will be derived from. Besides the detector, what puts the system in the high-end category are the state of the art features implemented in each system's components. This paper describes the system concept and design considerations as well as the anticipated performances. TADIRs fist prototype was demonstrated at the beginning of 1998 and is currently under evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-202
JournalProceedings of the SPIE
StatePublished - 1 Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes


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