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2 October 2008 Electro-optical systems to accurately align (boresight) laser designator, FLIR, and CCD on the ground before the mission
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CI Systems has been involved in the development and production of in-flight boresight equipment since 19891,2, by pioneering the field with innovative laser-FLIR and laser-CCD alignment solutions. In addition, over the years we have developed a number of systems for use on the ground to align the various electro-optical instrumentation to a common Line of Sight (LOS) before the mission. This adjustment is very important for the success of the mission: the more accurate the alignment and its retention during the flight, the better the chance of a precise hit. In this paper we describe various systems developed and built at CI for use with EO pods mounted on aircraft, especially UAV's. The most important engineering tasks are design for small size and convenient mechano-optical interfaces for different pods allowing system compactness, low weight and easy operation. Some of the design considerations to meet these challenges will be given here.
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Dario Cabib, Alon Segal, and Jacob Dolev "Electro-optical systems to accurately align (boresight) laser designator, FLIR, and CCD on the ground before the mission", Proc. SPIE 7113, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications V, 71130S (2 October 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.800222
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