Accession Number : ADD013174

Title :   Thermal Sight Training Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Oct 82, patented 11 Sep 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marshall,Albert H

Report Date : 11 Sep 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A training system simulates thermal sight presentations utilizing miniature targets which have been painted with retroreflective paint in predetermined patterns corresponding to the thermal radiation associated with the target. The target is viewed through a telescope upon which a light source is mounted, light from said source being reflected into said telescope by the retroreflective paint. A pressure actuated switch in the eyecup of said telescope energizes said light source and background illumination. The system is designed for use with a simulated weapon and includes a TV camera mounted on said weapon with an associated light source for illuminating said target, thereby providing trainee monitoring capabilities.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *OPTICAL SIGHTS, *THERMAL TARGETS, NIGHT SIGHTS, TARGET DETECTION, OPTICAL RETROREFLECTION, TERRAIN, PAINTS

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE