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The handheld multifunctional thermal imager and surveillance instrument of Jena-Optronik within the German project: IDZ-Infanterist der Zukunft
Author(s): U. Krause; M. Zinner; T. Fiksel; I. Krellner; W. Glasser; J. Heinrich
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Paper Abstract

Today armed forces of a number of countries develop land warrior integrated, modular combat systems the so called Ground Soldier System. The German version is called "IDZ-Infanterist der Zukunft". This high-technically equipped soldier will have some outstanding capabilities which are based on technical components. One of them will be a handheld multifunctional thermal observation instrument. This light weighted instrument includes a thermal imager which detects an object in 4000m, recognizes it in 3000m and identifies it in 1500m. The IR Image channel can be superposed with the visual daylight image what is taken by an integrated CCD-camera. The image is seen trough a biocular viewer on two Organic Light Emmitting Displays. With the laser range finder which works up to 4000m and the Digital Magnetic Compass it is possible to measure distances and angles and so the own and the target object's positions. This information as well as live time video sequences can be transferred wireless to the soldiers C4I-system. The instrument is based on the surveillance platform NYXUS which was developed in close collaboration with the German Bundeswehr. The NYXUS includes additionally GPS, goniometer and northfinding gyroscope which makes it a precise and irreplaceable tool for nowadays armed forces. The instrument is developed and produced by Jena-Optronik GmbH.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6542, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIII, 65422V (14 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.725276
Show Author Affiliations
U. Krause, Jena-Optronik GmbH (Germany)
M. Zinner, Jena-Optronik GmbH (Germany)
T. Fiksel, Jena-Optronik GmbH (Germany)
I. Krellner, Jena-Optronik GmbH (Germany)
W. Glasser, Jena-Optronik GmbH (Germany)
J. Heinrich, Jena-Optronik GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6542:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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