Thermal Sight Training Device.
Patent, Filed 12 Oct 82, patented 11 Sep 84,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
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