11 June 2013 A modular packaging approach for upgrading tanks with staring thermal imagers
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The thermal imager ATTICA was designed to fit into the thermal sights of the new German Infantry tank PUMA. The flexible approach for the optical concept, using different folding mirrors allows meeting the different available space requirements for thermal sights also of other tanks like the main battle tank Leopard 2 and the infantry fighting vehicle Marder. These tanks are going to be upgraded. The flexible concepts of the thermal imager optics as well as the mechanical packing solutions for the different space volumes of the commander and gunner sights of the vehicles are discussed.
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Mario Münzberg, Bertram Achtner, Jörg Fritze, Ottmar Rothaupt, Harry Schlemmer, Markus Welk, Dirk Weisser, "A modular packaging approach for upgrading tanks with staring thermal imagers", Proc. SPIE 8704, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX, 87040H (11 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015702; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2015702
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