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Head-mounted common aperture LWIR and SWIR optics
Author(s): Kyle R. Bryant
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Paper Abstract

Optical design is one of the major limiting factors for making any sensor and display feasible in a head-mounted application. This is especially the case for multispectral (dual-color) sensing systems because they may employ two sensors instead of one. Various approaches can be made to incorporate a multispectral imaging system in a head mounted application. One of these is to use an entrance aperture that is common to two separate sensors. This type of design is attractive in that it provides co-aligned sensors in a relatively compact package. However, multispectral, head-mounted optics pose unique challenges that must be overcome by both the designer and fabricator of such a system. This paper will examine these challenges and pose conceivable optical solutions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4711, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VII, (5 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478867
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Kyle R. Bryant, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4711:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VII
Clarence E. Rash; Colin E. Reese, Editor(s)

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