According to the science of information coming from the visual organs, irrespective of whether it has been visually or through an intermediate system — Optical «whether opto-electronic device, the screen a radar, or by decrypting the aerial images is 00% of the information perceived human senses.
Using the information of the foreign press, the authors made an attempt to summarize and organize materials on the technical means of visual observation, providing reconnaissance purposes and in low visibility conditions. It sets out the basic principles of night vision devices and thermal imaging agents are given Hx performance characteristics and applications in arms.
The book demonstrates that such technical means received abroad rather intensive development is not accidental. This is due to the fact that modern military manuals of many foreign armies fight night view as a regular form of combat activity. In support of the above authors give the following information: in the armies of the leading countries of NATO ratio of the total number of optoelectronic devices, providing combat operations in low visibility conditions, a number of conventional optical devices is 6: 4.
Significant place in the book is devoted to the description of the active and passive night vision devices, operating in the infrared range of the will, their advantages and disadvantages. It is noted that on the basis of the development of electron-optical converters in the image intensifier microchannel plates created a generation of passive night vision devices, providing the opportunity to address a number of tactical tasks with the same efficiency as the day. Revealing the trends in the development of this technology abroad, the authors present the information that the application of new materials, such as gallium arsenide photocathodes of image intensifiers and the laser diode lighting purposes, significantly improved performance characteristics of devices. There are new kinds of — the integrated system in which the scopes day / night associated with rangefinder and ballistic computer. Continues to improve low-level TV.
Much attention is paid to such direction and infrared technology. like thermal imaging. Thermal imaging devices provide surveillance areas and goals of their own in the spectrum of heat radiation not only at night but during the day in conditions of poor visibility caused by weather conditions, and the use of artificial means of disguise, camouflage and interference. We present development trends and prospects for improving the performance characteristics of thermal abroad.
The book examines the contemporary, from the point of view of foreign military personnel, means and methods to counter opto-elec-tronic devices reconnaissance and targeting.
Designed for a wide range of readers, the book will undoubtedly be of great interest, will present state and prospects of development of optoelectronic devices and the benefits of their use in conditions of limited visibility.