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Boresighting of laser range finder or designator systems with and without laser/FLIR synchronization
Author(s): Arnold Daniels; Michael E. Adel; Dario Cabib; Mosik Lavi; Robert A. Buckwald
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Paper Abstract

We have conducted experiments to prove feasibility of a boresighting method between a laser and a Forward Looking Infra- Red (FLIR) system, which has the advantage of working with or without synchronization between the laser pulses and the FLIR scanning. The method is based on the Thermal Target concept (TT); the laser energy is focused on a special substrate which is locally heated and produces a point image on the FLIR screen with respect to the FLIR line of sight which is boresighted. Resistance to laser damage by the required pulse energy densities was established by target lifetime measurements. The TT method can be also used for real time boresighting of the laser with the FLIR, which means that the boresighting is done while looking at the scenery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1341, Infrared Technology XVI, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23086
Show Author Affiliations
Arnold Daniels, CI Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Michael E. Adel, CI Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Dario Cabib, CI Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Mosik Lavi, CI Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Robert A. Buckwald, CI Systems Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1341:
Infrared Technology XVI
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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