Author: Martin Sternberg
Published on IPQ website: 11 February 2015
Background: When a detector/sensor is in a hazardous/dirty environment it needs a lid to protect its window/lens.
Problem: The hazardous/dirty environment can make the lid jam or function poorly. The lid also makes the camera larger, see fig 1
Solution: Make a round camera were a vertical motor drives the lid, see fig 2.
Advantages over current methods: This solution makes the lid less likely to jam. The camera can be made smaller.