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Thermal imager for the Eryx fire control sight
Author(s): Uri Agam; Zvika Afik; Hubert Caron; Moshe Blau
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Paper Abstract

Mirabel is a thermal sight developed for the Aerospatiale Eryx Weapon System. It is a `snap on' type sight which is attached to the weapon system's day sight. The system is lightweight (3 kg) with a recognition range of 1.2 km and boresight accuracy of 0.2 mR. Mirabel implements magnification one so it is not sensitive to interface accuracy between day and night sights. It provides for the use of the same eyepiece for both day and night usage, therefore allowing for human engineering optimization for both sights at once. The weapon system operates in both shoulder and tripod launch modes, and therefore imposes a very demanding human engineering consideration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2269, Infrared Technology XX, (17 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188628
Show Author Affiliations
Uri Agam, Allied Signal Aerospatiale Canada Inc. (Canada)
Zvika Afik, Allied Signal Aerospatiale Canada Inc. (Canada)
Hubert Caron, Allied Signal Aerospatiale Canada Inc. (Canada)
Moshe Blau, Allied Signal Aerospatiale Canada Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2269:
Infrared Technology XX
Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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