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Title: Gimbaled multispectral imaging system and method

Abstract

A gimbaled multispectral imaging system and method is described herein. In an general embodiment, the gimbaled multispectral imaging system has a cross support that defines a first gimbal axis and a second gimbal axis, wherein the cross support is rotatable about the first gimbal axis. The gimbaled multispectral imaging system comprises a telescope that fixed to an upper end of the cross support, such that rotation of the cross support about the first gimbal axis causes the tilt of the telescope to alter. The gimbaled multispectral imaging system includes optics that facilitate on-gimbal detection of visible light and off-gimbal detection of infrared light.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1236467
Patent Number(s):
9244264
Application Number:
14/303,355
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Brown, Kevin H., Crollett, Seferino, Henson, Tammy D., Napier, Matthew, and Stromberg, Peter G.. Gimbaled multispectral imaging system and method. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Brown, Kevin H., Crollett, Seferino, Henson, Tammy D., Napier, Matthew, & Stromberg, Peter G.. Gimbaled multispectral imaging system and method. United States.
Brown, Kevin H., Crollett, Seferino, Henson, Tammy D., Napier, Matthew, and Stromberg, Peter G.. Tue . "Gimbaled multispectral imaging system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1236467.
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