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31 May 1996 Design solutions for thermal imaging devices in military vehicles
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Designing infrared driver viewers for use in military vehicles poses a unique set of technical challenges to ensure operational usability. This paper describes driver, operational, and technical considerations that must be addressed for successful integration of infrared driver viewers in military vehicles. Discussed are requirements derived from user testing that influenced driver viewer design. The Driver's Vision Enhancer sensor and display are described. Also discussed are considerations that derive from the state of flat-panel display technology, including image intensity, field of view, and magnification. Relevant vehicle issues such as sensor position, and parallax are described. Driver issues such as display resolution, brightness, and symbology are addressed. Finally, design alternatives, solutions, and ongoing challenges are presented and discussed.
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Robert C. Schwalm and John F. Brady III "Design solutions for thermal imaging devices in military vehicles", Proc. SPIE 2736, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 1996, (31 May 1996);


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