Today, soldiers have to carry increasingly heavy loads. That’s why Canada’s Department of National Defence wanted access to a state-of-the-art, ultra-lightweight device capable of identifying long range targets day and night.
In light of these requirements, our team of researchers designed and developed a robust thermal sight based on an innovative, ultralight catadioptric lens integrated with a standard INO IRM160A infrared detector to make a robust, energy efficient system. Operational day and night, this infrared targeting device can identify a target at a great distance using an oversampling system and send relevant information to the local command center by digital RF link. The new device, which is adapted for operation in hostile environments, fulfills all the client’s requirements.