6 May 2009 A wide field of view force protection system for ground vehicles
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The latest generation of heavily armored vehicles and the proliferation of IEDs in urban combat environments dictate that electro-optical systems play a greater role in situational awareness for ground vehicles. FLIR systems has been addressing the needs of the ground vehicle community by developing unique sensor systems combining thermal imaging and electro-optical sensors, advanced image processing, and networking capabilities into compact, cost effective packages. This paper will discuss one of those new products, the WideEye II. The WideEye II combines long wave infrared and electro-optical sensors in a 180 degree field of view, single integrated package to meet the critical needs of the warfighter. It includes seamless electronic stitching of the 180 degree image, and state of the art networking capability to allow it to be operated standalone or to be fully integrated with modern combat vehicle systems. The paper will discuss system tradeoffs and capabilities of this new product and show potential applications for its use.
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Scott Way, Scott Way, Cynthia Archer, Cynthia Archer, Noel Jolivet, Noel Jolivet, Bruce Cannon, Bruce Cannon, Joel Hansen, Joel Hansen, Jordon Holt, Jordon Holt, Steven Olsen, Steven Olsen, Jeremy Sarao, Jeremy Sarao, } "A wide field of view force protection system for ground vehicles", Proc. SPIE 7298, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, 72981J (6 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818033; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818033


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