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New family of miniaturized laser devices
Author(s): Bozo Vukas
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Paper Abstract

Iskra Centre for Electro-Optics has designed a new family of miniaturized Nd:YAG laser rangefinders, all of which are built around the same basic optoelectronic and mechanical module. On one of them (MLD monocular laser rangefinder) the emphasis is on its extremely small size and low weight, in another (BLD binocular laser rangefinder) on binocularity and comfortable observation, in the third (BLD-N night vision binocular rangefinder) on its operability under night conditions, and in all three on the ease of handling and high operation autonomy. They contain quite a few interesting technological solutions regarding the laser and processing electronics that is entirely microcomputer controlled. The main ones, which enable miniaturization and design flexibility and can be employed in other Iskra rangefinders, are described in the paper. Specifically discussed is the interdisciplinary design of laser rangefinders and the role of CAD in development of individual subunits. Author estimates that due to their low price, simple handling and wide usability the new rangefinders will enlarge the domain of laser rangefinder application in the armed forces. Shown are application possibilities as well as the trends of further development of miniaturized laser rangefinders at Iskra Centre for Electro-Optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1310, Signal and Image Processing Systems Performance Evaluation, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21815
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Bozo Vukas, Iskra Ctr. for Electro-Optics (Slovenia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1310:
Signal and Image Processing Systems Performance Evaluation
Hatem N. Nasr; Firooz A. Sadjadi, Editor(s)

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