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Journal of Optics

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 145–152 | Cite as

Design and Development of a Long Range Telescope Coupled with CCD Camera for Remote Detection Applications

  • R. Sudhakar Rao
  • M. Sreedhar Rao
  • S. Sivashankar
  • T. Srinivas
  • P. Srinivasa Rao
  • A. K. Krupal
  • R. Babu
  • K. J. Dharma Reddy
  • A. Ramamani
  • Raghavendra Rao
  • V. Narayana
  • G. Ramachandra Reddy
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Abstract

With the availability of variety formatted Charge Coupled Device (CCD) sensors as detecting elements, the real time imaging applications are expanding rapidly. The combination of conventional optical telescope technology and CCD sensors is enabling engineers to design and develop real time, better dynamic range, long-range imaging devices for detection, recognition, identification and image capturing applications.

Our group has undertaken one such application relevant to the military instrumentation activity. The aim is to design and develop a remotely operational, real time, large dynamic range, and long-range detection device for motion capturing application. This device is intended to be useful in real time flight capture of a live weapon. Other applications foreseen are remote identification of flora and fauna, remote detection of leakage of toxic gases in nuclear power plants, remote detection and identification of glowing materials etc.

The paper deals with application specific design, development activities of a long-range telescope-CCD camera. The advantages are explained. Salient features of this system are capturing of the flight event/image and retrieval of the image for analysis and feedback.

Keywords

Charge Couple Device Display Device Lens System Charge Couple Device Camera Large Dynamic Range 
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© Optical Society of India 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Sudhakar Rao
    • 1
  • M. Sreedhar Rao
    • 1
  • S. Sivashankar
    • 1
  • T. Srinivas
    • 1
  • P. Srinivasa Rao
    • 1
  • A. K. Krupal
    • 1
  • R. Babu
    • 1
  • K. J. Dharma Reddy
    • 1
  • A. Ramamani
    • 1
  • Raghavendra Rao
    • 1
  • V. Narayana
    • 1
  • G. Ramachandra Reddy
    • 2
  1. 1.Design and Engineering DivisionBharat Dynamics LimitedKanchanbagh, HyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Dept. of PhysicsRegional Engineering CollegeWarangalIndia

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