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Long range handheld thermal imager
Author(s): Edward Seibel; Andrew Struckhoff; Robert McDaniel; Shlomo Shamai
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Paper Abstract

Today's warfighter requires a lightweight, high performance thermal imager for use in night and reduced visibility conditions. To fill this need, the United States Marine Corps issued requirements for a Thermal Binocular System (TBS) Long Range Thermal Imager (LRTI). The requirements dictated that the system be lightweight, but still have significant range capabilities and extended operating time on a single battery load. Kollsman, Inc. with our partner Electro-Optics Industries, Ltd. (ElOp) responded to this need with the CORAL - a third-generation, Military Off-the-Shelf (MOTS) product that required very little modification to fully meet the LRTI specification. This paper will discuss the LRTI, a successful result of size, weight and power (SWaP) tradeoffs made to ensure a lightweight, but high performance thermal imager.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6206, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII, 62062V (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.682560
Show Author Affiliations
Edward Seibel, Kollsman, Inc. (United States)
Andrew Struckhoff, Kollsman, Inc. (United States)
Robert McDaniel, Kollsman, Inc. (United States)
Shlomo Shamai, Electro Optical Industries, Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6206:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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