Accession Number : ADD013199

Title :   Thermal Sight Trainer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 14 Mar 83, patented 11 Sep 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marshall, Albert H ; Shaw, Bon F

Report Date : 11 Sep 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A simulated thermal sight utilizes a computer to store digitized video data derived from photographs of actual thermal images. The computer inserts video images formed from the data into optical telescopes, via a miniature TV and mirror system, to simulate a thermal image for a trainee. An IR detector and emitter, whose location corresponds to the apparent location of the thermal image, are used to measure aim error and provide an input to the computer.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *OPTICAL SIGHTS, *TRAINING DEVICES, *INFRARED IMAGES, TELESCOPES, VIDEO SIGNALS, DIGITAL SIMULATION, INFRARED DETECTORS, INFRARED EQUIPMENT, EMITTERS, AIMING, ERRORS

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE