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Design Of A Low Cost, High Magnification, Passively Stabilized Monocular, The Stedi-Eye
Author(s): David B. Fraser
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Paper Abstract

The design of hand-held stabilized sighting devices has generally involved the addition of elements to the optical system, which in turn resulted in the sacrifice of some aspect of performance. Such sights have also tended to be large, heavy and require power. Previously little effort has been directed towards achieving stabilization with the existing elements of the monocular. This has been accomplished in the system described here, with no optical compromises, by using the existing erecting prisms as the stabilizing elements. In addition the system is passive; i.e. it requires no power for operation. The result is a low cost, stabilized, high magnification monocular for the consumer market; a combination that had not been achieved before.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0039, Applications of Geometrical Optics II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953791
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David B. Fraser, Fraser-Volpe Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0039:
Applications of Geometrical Optics II
Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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