Accession Number : ADD012983

Title :   Diurnal Effects Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mohon,Windell N ; Burns,Jimmy H

Report Date : 02 Jul 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A vehicle simulator for training purposes enables the trainee to observe diurnal effects through a simulated thermal sight by the utilization of a variety of paints whose pigments are selected based on their reflectivity to known wavelengths of light. A lamp bank is provided to illuminate a modelboard with various hues so painted as to provide reflectivity corresponding to thermal images. A monochrome television camera mounted on a movable gantry supplies images of said modelboard to a display in the vehicle simulator.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *TRAINING DEVICES, *ILLUMINATION, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, TELEVISION CAMERAS, PAINTS, PIGMENTS, SIGHTS, SIMULATION, THERMAL PROPERTIES, FREQUENCY, LIGHT, SIMULATORS, GANTRIES, IMAGES, REFLECTIVITY, INFRARED IMAGES, VEHICLES, COMBAT VEHICLES, TERRAIN MODELS, FORWARD LOOKING INFRARED SYSTEMS, COLORS, VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE