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Design solutions for thermal imaging devices in military vehicles
Author(s): Robert C. Schwalm; John F. Brady
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Paper Abstract

Designing infrared driver viewers for use in military vehicles poses a unique set of technical challenges to ensure operational usability. This paper describes driver, operational, and technical considerations that must be addressed for successful integration of infrared driver viewers in military vehicles. Discussed are requirements derived from user testing that influenced driver viewer design. The Driver's Vision Enhancer sensor and display are described. Also discussed are considerations that derive from the state of flat-panel display technology, including image intensity, field of view, and magnification. Relevant vehicle issues such as sensor position, and parallax are described. Driver issues such as display resolution, brightness, and symbology are addressed. Finally, design alternatives, solutions, and ongoing challenges are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2736, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 1996, (31 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241043
Show Author Affiliations
Robert C. Schwalm, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
John F. Brady, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2736:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 1996
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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