10 December 1986 Thermal Imaging Sensors for Submarine Periscopes
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The evolution in the UK of thermal imaging systems for use in submarines is outlined. A system is described in which a high-performance thermal imager is configured in such a way as to fit within a tubular structure while providing dual-field operation with an elevation facility, giving compatibility with a range of periscope designs. The aspects peculiar to submarine applications are discussed for each part of the system, and a technique for providing rapid surveillance using thermal imaging is described.
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Herbert M. Runciman, "Thermal Imaging Sensors for Submarine Periscopes", Proc. SPIE 0685, Infrared Technology XII, (10 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936506; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.936506


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