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Integrated sight
Author(s): Lawrence T. Marshall; David A. Randall; Gregg W. Garcia; William L. Docekal
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Paper Abstract

The Integrated Sight (IS) is a target acquisition and location device being developed by Texas Instruments, Inc. and the US Army CECOM RDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. The system integrates an uncooled thermal imager, a CCD camera, an eyesafe laser rangefinder, an JR pointer, and an electronic compass into a single weapon sight. It will mount on current small arms and can be used in a handheld or tripod mode. Its primary purpose is to allow individual soldiers to locate targets day and night and to precisely detennine their location. Standardized interfaces allow the targeting data to be transmitted automatically to the Land Warrior's computer/radio (which includes a GPS module) to call for indirect fire and frames of video (visual and infrared) to be transmitted to higher echelons for analysis. The version being developed is optimized for individual served weapons such as the M16 series of rifles and aids in laying down accurate direct fire. The IS is a Technology Demonstration program that is part of the Force XXI Land Warrior Program. This paper describes the technologies and design of the Integrated Sight and its application as a low cost advanced sensor for the digitized battlefield. Keywords: Integrated Sight, weaponsight, thermal imager, laser rangefinder, electronic compass, CCD camera, laser pointer, Land Warrior, Force XXI Land Warrior

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3080, Digitization of the Battlefield II, (26 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277163
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence T. Marshall, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
David A. Randall, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Gregg W. Garcia, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)
William L. Docekal, Texas Instruments Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3080:
Digitization of the Battlefield II
Raja Suresh, Editor(s)

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