Accession Number:

ADA024565

Title:

Thermal Imaging Rifle Sight Development Program.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Armament Command funded the Night Vision Laboratory for the development and test of a Thermal Imaging Rifle Sight having a semi-automatic aiming function. Threshold, search, and firing tests of the 3 micrometers to 5 micrometers system mounted to an M16 rifle were conducted at Fort A. P. Hill, VA. Test data showed average threshold recognition ranges of 811 meters for man targets and 960 meters for large, vehicular targets. Firing tests at 300 meters using man-size targets produced 32 hits with the standard system lens compared to 67 hits with a telephoto lens. The semi-automatic aiming function requires further refinement in order to obtain meaningful test data. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE