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6 May 2009 Small arms video sight for the "German Army Soldier-of-the-Future Program": lessons learned
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The Small Arms Video Sight is part of the optronical sights developed for the German IdZ-ES program (German Army Soldier-of-the Future Program - Enhanced System) [1]. The aim of the development was to use this highly integrated sight on three different rifles (G36 = the assault rifle of the German soldier optional with a 40mm underslung grenade launcher, MG 4 = a light machine gun , PZF3 = a 60mm / 110mm bazooka). The Video Sight will be used for observation, target detection, recognition and identification, direct and indirect aiming and shooting with ballistic calculation and aiming mark correction, still and video picture capturing and wireless transmission, determination of a located target position by distance and angle to the own position and so on. To perform all these tasks the Video Sight is equipped with an uncooled IR and a CCD camera, a laser range finder, a digital compass, angle sensors, electronic display, all this sensors highly integrated and controlled by an operating system.
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Bernd H. Ledertheil, Carsten Berlips, and Marco Ohlmann "Small arms video sight for the "German Army Soldier-of-the-Future Program": lessons learned", Proc. SPIE 7298, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, 72981G (6 May 2009);


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