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Optical Alignment Retention In The AN/GVS-5 Hand Held Laser Rangefinder
Author(s): Robert C. Guyer; Conrad Stenton
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Paper Abstract

In the design of military optical systems there frequently exists conflicts among requirements for high performance or precision, size and weight, and the ability to withstand harsh environments. The AN/GVS-5 Hand Held Laser Rangefinder developed for the U.S. Army is a good example of such a system comprising precise alignment of three optical axes in a five pound, field deployed equipment. Final success of the program was the result of innovative design, careful material selection, and attention to detail in manufacture and process control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0330, Optical Systems Engineering II, (27 May 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934265
Show Author Affiliations
Robert C. Guyer, RCA Corp. (United States)
Conrad Stenton, Ernst Leitz Canada, Ltd. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0330:
Optical Systems Engineering II
Paul R. Yoder, Editor(s)

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