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OTHELLO: a novel SWIR dual-band detection system and its applications
Author(s): Gil A. Tidhar; Ori B. Aphek; Eliyahu Cohen
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Paper Abstract

A fourth generation of SWIR based optical detection and warning means is presented as the EL/O–5220 OTHELLO passive Optical Threat Locator, which detects and precisely finds directions towards a source of battle tank gun fire and missile (e.g. Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs)) launch events in the battlefield. OTHELLO hardware is described followed by an explanation of some inherent advantages of SWIR imagers as building blocks for optical detection systems mounted on ground military vehicles at harsh and demanding operating conditions. Finally we describe possible application of OTHELLO with radar systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 June 2013
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8704, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX, 87040E (11 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2019202
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Gil A. Tidhar, Elta Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Ori B. Aphek, Elta Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Eliyahu Cohen, Elta Systems Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8704:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton; Patrick Robert, Editor(s)

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