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Electronic eyebox for weapon sights
Author(s): Stan Szapiel; Catherine Greenhalgh; Kevin Wagner; Ryan Nobes
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Paper Abstract

We expand the effective size of the eyebox of a magnified telescopic weapon sight by following the movements of the operator’s eye to create a larger, ‘electronic eyebox’. The original eyebox of the telescope is dynamically relocated in space so that proper overlap between the pupil of the eye and the exit pupil of the device is maintained. Therefore, the operator will perceive the entire field of view of the instrument in a much bigger spatial region than the one defined by the original eyebox. Proof-of-the-concept results are presented with a more than 3.5X enlargement of the eyebox volume along with recommendations for the next phase of development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9822, Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR, 98220K (17 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228782
Show Author Affiliations
Stan Szapiel, Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies (Canada)
Catherine Greenhalgh, Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies (Canada)
Kevin Wagner, Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies (Canada)
Ryan Nobes, Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9822:
Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR
Jay N. Vizgaitis; Bjørn F. Andresen; Peter L. Marasco; Jasbinder S. Sanghera; Miguel P. Snyder, Editor(s)

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