16 April 2008 Opus-H: a new navigational and targeting observation device
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Abstract
Current and future land warriors operate in a group or autonomously. The necessity to observe and locate targets during day, night and all weather conditions inspire developments of small, but complex handheld devices, which are able to fulfill these tasks. Observation in daylight can be achieved by means of a visual telescope with high resolution. For night operation a thermal imager is required. Navigation tasks can be fulfilled with a digital magnetic compass and a GPS receiver. For measuring ranges to targets an eye-safe laser rangefinder is necessary. OPUS H, the newest member of the ZEISS family of handheld navigational and targeting devices, combines all these functions in a light-weight instrument and analyses all data to provide first hand information about potential targets to the soldier and his group with sufficient accuracy for combat decisions.
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J. van der Merwe, J. Fritze, M. Muenzberg, "Opus-H: a new navigational and targeting observation device", Proc. SPIE 6940, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV, 69401I (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780442; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.780442
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