NPS Terahertz Project: IR Hab Flight Testing and Integration
Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States
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Terahertz THz technology has become very attractive for space purposes. In this context, Department of Defense DoDSpace recently started to sponsor the THz Project at NPS to develop this technology for future space applications. The goal of this project is to develop a prototype THz imager that could be flown in space. Given the proposed THz architectures, the infrared IR imager is an appropriate first step in that direction. Therefore, this study is a relevant starting point for the THz Project at NPS since it shows the results of experiments using an IR camera integrated on high-altitude balloon HAB flights. The objective of this thesis is to study the integration concerns in order to evaluate possibilities and suggest appropriate configurations.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors