24 October 2016 Tasks and tools for battlefield reconnaissance
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The continuous development on the field of electro-optics has certainly a big influence on the field of military vehicles. The same way it increases the own visual and thereby the operational range, it also increases the danger of detection by enemy forces. This conflict between the enhancement of sensor performance on one side and the minimization of vehicle signature by design on the other side is the major issue in the field of battlefield reconnaissance.

The understanding of the interaction between the theoretical sensor performance, its limitation caused by atmospheric effects and the constructive limitations in the vehicle’s signature minimization is mandatory for a realistic assessment of sensor systems. This paper describes the tasks and tools for battlefield reconnaissance at the Bundeswehr Technical Center for Weapons and Ammunition (WTD 91) in Meppen (DEU).
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Sebastian Strecker, Sebastian Strecker, "Tasks and tools for battlefield reconnaissance", Proc. SPIE 9997, Target and Background Signatures II, 99970E (24 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2240923; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2240923
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