8 September 2011 Construction, parameters, and research results of thermal weapon sight
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Proceedings Volume 8193, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2011: Advances in Infrared Imaging and Applications; 81933S (2011); doi: 10.1117/12.900867
Event: International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2011, 2011, Beijing, China
Abstract
The paper presents the thermal sight for small arms weapons, which can be classified as 3rd gen thermal camera. The sight operates in LWIR (long wave infrared) spectra band and utilizes uncooled microbolometer focal plane array (FPA) with stabilized temperature (by means of Peltier module). The assumed technical and tactical characteristics of the presented sight were confirmed during laboratory test (including climate and vibration tests). The sight was also tested during field trials conducted at Military Institute of Armament Technology, where it was mounted on seven different weapon types with calibers from 5.56 to 12.7 mm.
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Tomasz Sosnowski, Henryk Madura, Grzegorz Bieszczad, Mariusz Kastek, Krzysztof Chmielewski, "Construction, parameters, and research results of thermal weapon sight", Proc. SPIE 8193, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2011: Advances in Infrared Imaging and Applications, 81933S (8 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.900867; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.900867
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Weapons

Thermal weapon sights

Staring arrays

Microbolometers

Cameras

Thermography

Image processing

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