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A modular packaging approach for upgrading tanks with staring thermal imagers
Author(s): Mario Münzberg; Bertram Achtner; Jörg Fritze; Ottmar Rothaupt; Harry Schlemmer; Markus Welk; Dirk Weisser
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Paper Abstract

The thermal imager ATTICA was designed to fit into the thermal sights of the new German Infantry tank PUMA. The flexible approach for the optical concept, using different folding mirrors allows meeting the different available space requirements for thermal sights also of other tanks like the main battle tank Leopard 2 and the infantry fighting vehicle Marder. These tanks are going to be upgraded. The flexible concepts of the thermal imager optics as well as the mechanical packing solutions for the different space volumes of the commander and gunner sights of the vehicles are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 June 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8704, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX, 87040H (11 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015702
Show Author Affiliations
Mario Münzberg, Cassidian Optronics GmbH (Germany)
Bertram Achtner, Cassidian Optronics GmbH (Germany)
Jörg Fritze, Cassidian Optronics GmbH (Germany)
Ottmar Rothaupt, Cassidian Optronics GmbH (Germany)
Harry Schlemmer, Cassidian Optronics GmbH (Germany)
Markus Welk, Cassidian Optronics GmbH (Germany)
Dirk Weisser, Cassidian Optronics GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8704:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton; Patrick Robert, Editor(s)

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