16 August 1999 Video displays for tracked vehicle FLIR systems: some design considerations
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The thrust of this paper will be to trace some of the design decisions made during development of the M1A2 System Enhancement Package (SEP) Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) display. We will describe factors which determined the size, resolution, optical filtering, as well as packaging characteristics. The Commanders Thermal Viewer (CTV) display is a 16:9 aspect ratio, 9.2' diagonal, mirror electrode EL, providing a 1316 X 480 pixel resolution. These characteristics were determined through a combination of vehicle space limitations, human factors considerations and technology limitations. Packaging, both electrical and mechanical were determined by the environmental and physical constraints of confined space inside a main battle tank.
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John T. Thomas, Greg Downs, "Video displays for tracked vehicle FLIR systems: some design considerations", Proc. SPIE 3690, Cockpit Displays VI: Displays for Defense Applications, (16 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357596; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.357596
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