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Army applications for multispectral windows
Author(s): John M. Hall
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Paper Abstract

The achievement of the Army's goal, 'Own the Night,' has evolved over the last few years to include mastery of the entire optical spectrum from 0.4 microns through 12 microns. This requires the integration of lasers, FLIR (forward looking infrared) sensors, CCD cameras and image intensifiers, and direct view optical assemblies, all on a single platform. The problem faced with such integration is to provide the functionality in a small, lightweight package. Common aperture optics may be a solution, but common apertures require the use of low-cost, hardened, multi-spectral windows. The general requirements for multi-spectral systems and lessons learned from the RAH-66 Comanche program are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3060, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials V, (27 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277057
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John M. Hall, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3060:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials V
Randal W. Tustison, Editor(s)

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