Patent Number: 6,166,377

Title: Infrared image sensor with incorporated functions

Abstract: An infrared image sensor, in particular one of the interlaced parallel scanning type, is described. The infrared image sensor has an optical focusing system for focusing an image on a matrix of sensitive elements (55) for the detection of the image. A collimator unit (5) forms a focal plane. The collimator unit is disposed at the entry of the sensor. At least one thermal reference (33), whose image is projected on the matrix (55), is disposed on the optical path of the image inside the sensor.

Inventors: Pieri; Silvano (Florence, IT), Magnani; Mauro (Florence, IT), Olivieri; Monica (Florence, IT)

Assignee: Finmeccanica S.p.A. Ramo di Azienda Alenia Difesa

International Classification: G02B 13/14 (20060101); H04N 5/33 (20060101); H04N 003/09 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017