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A night sight clip on module based on uncooled infrared detector technology as one part of a modular equipment for the well-armed soldier
Author(s): C. Berlips; B. Ledertheil; M. Münzberg
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Paper Abstract

The night sight clip on module based on uncooled infrared detector technology was designed around an infrared camera module. This camera module uses an uncooled 640 x 480 detector and has a highly integrated electronic. The night sight clip on module has a magnification of exactly one and a precisely pre-aligned line of sight with respect input to output. The module is designed to be used in front of a standard day sight telescopic aiming optic on an assault rifle. The sophisticated optical design of the clip on module eliminates the need of a realignment of the day sight optic when the module is placed in front of it. Also there is no need for a precise placement or angular alignment of the module in front of the day sight aiming telescope. The signal of the IR camera is displayed on a small monitor. This picture is then collimated to infinity and used as the input for the daysight telescope. The rifleman sees in the eyepiece of his telescopic daysight an infrared image of the scene. The magnification is done by the setting of his telescope. The aiming reticle is still the one from the day scope. The optical design of the night sight clip on module and the electronic block diagram will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7660, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI, 76600D (3 May 2010);
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C. Berlips, Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH, Wetzlar Site (Germany)
B. Ledertheil, Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH, Wetzlar Site (Germany)
M. Münzberg, Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7660:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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