Accession Number : AD0920027

Title :   Advanced Night View Subsystem (ANVS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 73-Mar 74.

Corporate Author : TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC DALLAS EQUIPMENT GROUP

Report Date : 20 APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This is the final report on the Advanced Night Viewer Subsystem (ANVS) FLIR program. During this program a basic concept was established for a miniature FLIR with a dual field of view that permitted simultaneous operation for (1) flying a Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV), and (2) tracking targets of interest. The design and fabrication efforts included two airborne sensors, a ground station and two displays to present the separate fields of view. The basic ANVS FLIR concept called for utilizing Texas Instruments FLIR Common Module components, and developing a technique permitting one operator to fly an RPV from one field of view and a different operator to track targets of interest from a separate field of view. This dual capability was achieved by using two separate, but overlapping, optical systems and time sharing their information in the scanner, detector, and electronics. Time sharing was achieved by designing (1) a differential mirror that was synchroneous with the scanner, and (2) electronics to select the fields of view for alternately processing this information into video signals. Provisions for data link techniques for transmitting the video to the ground station which separates the two different fields of view and presents each on separate displays.

Descriptors :   *NIGHT VISION DEVICES), (*FORWARD LOOKING INFRARED SYSTEMS, AIRBORNE), (*REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, (*REMOTE DETECTORS, INFRARED IMAGES), (*INFRARED TRACKING, TRACK WHILE SCAN), (*DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, VIDEO SIGNALS), TELEMETERING DATA, MULTIPLE OPERATION, LOW POWER, LIGHTWEIGHT, MIRRORS, INFRARED SCANNING, SYNCHRONIZATION(ELECTRONICS), TIME SHARING, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, GROUND STATIONS, CONSOLES, PILOTS, TIME DIVISION MULTIPLEXING, INFRARED TELESCOPES, MULTICHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS, RADIO LINKS, SCHOTTKY BARRIER DEVICES, CLOCKS, RESPONSE, RETICLES, AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL, SEARCHING.

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE