Thermal imager for the Eryx fire control sight

Uri Agam, Zvika Afik, Hubert Caron, Moshe Blau

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Mirabel is a thermal sight developed for the Aerospatiale Eryx Weapon System. It is a `snap on' type sight which is attached to the weapon system's day sight. The system is lightweight (3 kg) with a recognition range of 1.2 km and boresight accuracy of 0.2 mR. Mirabel implements magnification one so it is not sensitive to interface accuracy between day and night sights. It provides for the use of the same eyepiece for both day and night usage, therefore allowing for human engineering optimization for both sights at once. The weapon system operates in both shoulder and tripod launch modes, and therefore imposes a very demanding human engineering consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0819415936, 9780819415936
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventInfrared Technology XX - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 25 Jul 199428 Jul 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceInfrared Technology XX
CitySan Diego, CA, USA


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