26 June 1997 Integrated sight
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The Integrated Sight (IS) is a target acquisition and location device being developed by Texas Instruments, Inc. and the US Army CECOM RDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. The system integrates an uncooled thermal imager, a CCD camera, an eyesafe laser rangefinder, an JR pointer, and an electronic compass into a single weapon sight. It will mount on current small arms and can be used in a handheld or tripod mode. Its primary purpose is to allow individual soldiers to locate targets day and night and to precisely detennine their location. Standardized interfaces allow the targeting data to be transmitted automatically to the Land Warrior's computer/radio (which includes a GPS module) to call for indirect fire and frames of video (visual and infrared) to be transmitted to higher echelons for analysis. The version being developed is optimized for individual served weapons such as the M16 series of rifles and aids in laying down accurate direct fire. The IS is a Technology Demonstration program that is part of the Force XXI Land Warrior Program. This paper describes the technologies and design of the Integrated Sight and its application as a low cost advanced sensor for the digitized battlefield. Keywords: Integrated Sight, weaponsight, thermal imager, laser rangefinder, electronic compass, CCD camera, laser pointer, Land Warrior, Force XXI Land Warrior
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Lawrence T. Marshall, Lawrence T. Marshall, David A. Randall, David A. Randall, Gregg W. Garcia, Gregg W. Garcia, William L. Docekal, William L. Docekal, } "Integrated sight", Proc. SPIE 3080, Digitization of the Battlefield II, (26 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277163; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.277163
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