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Near-field observation platform
Author(s): Harry Schlemmer; Constantin Baeurle; Holger Vogel
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Paper Abstract

A miniaturized near-field observation platform is presented comprising a sensitive daylight camera and an uncooled micro-bolometer thermal imager each equipped with a wide angle lens. Both cameras are optimised for a range between a few meters and 200 m. The platform features a stabilised line of sight and can therefore be used also on a vehicle when it is in motion. The line of sight either can be directed manually or the platform can be used in a panoramic mode. The video output is connected to a control panel where algorithms for moving target indication or tracking can be applied in order to support the observer. The near-field platform also can be netted with the vehicle system and the signals can be utilised, e.g. to designate a new target to the main periscope or the weapon sight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6940, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV, 69401G (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780507
Show Author Affiliations
Harry Schlemmer, Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH (Germany)
Constantin Baeurle, Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH (Germany)
Holger Vogel, Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6940:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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