Thermalization of a forward looking infrared system

Bayar M., Parnas K. L., Dikici A., Colakoglu A., Farsakoglu O.

Proceedings of the 1999 Optomechanical Engineering and Vibration Control, Denver, CO, USA, 20 - 23 July 1999, vol.3786, pp.312-322 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 3786
  • City: Denver, CO, USA
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-322
  • TED University Affiliated: No


This study presents the athermalization of a forward looking infrared system which is one of the task of a optomechanical engineer. Three-dimensional modeling and optical design of a forward looking infrared system are done. Thermal and structural analyses are performed by using the finite element method. Initial conditions and obtained results are verified by a laboratory study. The system parameters are optimized for ensuring the system to perform at different environmental temperatures by determining temperature distributions, expansions and contractions.