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Construction, parameters, and research results of thermal weapon sight
Author(s): Tomasz Sosnowski; Henryk Madura; Grzegorz Bieszczad; Mariusz Kastek; Krzysztof Chmielewski
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents the thermal sight for small arms weapons, which can be classified as 3rd gen thermal camera. The sight operates in LWIR (long wave infrared) spectra band and utilizes uncooled microbolometer focal plane array (FPA) with stabilized temperature (by means of Peltier module). The assumed technical and tactical characteristics of the presented sight were confirmed during laboratory test (including climate and vibration tests). The sight was also tested during field trials conducted at Military Institute of Armament Technology, where it was mounted on seven different weapon types with calibers from 5.56 to 12.7 mm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8193, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2011: Advances in Infrared Imaging and Applications, 81933S (8 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.900867
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Tomasz Sosnowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Henryk Madura, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Grzegorz Bieszczad, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Mariusz Kastek, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Krzysztof Chmielewski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8193:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2011: Advances in Infrared Imaging and Applications
Jeffery J. Puschell; Junhao Chu; Haimei Gong; Jin Lu, Editor(s)

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