Aerial Reconnaissance Binoculars
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV
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The standard military 7x50 binocular is of little use in the detection of targets from severely vibrating platforms such as light aircraft and helicopters. Actively stabilized optical systems are usually large and ex ensive. Studies have shown that a 3x optical aid is nearly as effective in target detection as are 7x50 binoculars. This report describes the design an fabrication of two pair of 3x binoculars. The important features are wide field-of-view, 18 degrees, and large exit pupils, 10 mm which should in the detection probability of targets and alleviate problems associated with vibration. Field testing of the optical system is being performed at Fort Hood, TX and the results will be reported separately.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Optical Detection and Detectors