Table G Hwts controls and Indicators

(2) The EMERGENCY SWITCH CONTROL places the HTWS in emergency mode. The eyecup must be depressed in order to for the CRT to illuminate.

(3) The BRIGHTNESS CONTROL is a rotary switch with an off detent position (turned fully counterclockwise). The purpose is to turn the system on or off and adjust the brightness of the eyepiece display.

(4) The FOCUS RING adjusts the telescope focus from 20 meters to infinity. It requires a manual adjustment and affects both the wide and narrow fields of view.

(5) The FIELD OF VIEW RING (FOV) is located on the telescope. It has a wide and a narrow field of view. The wide FOV is for using low magnification during target detection, and the narrow FOV is for using high magnification during recognition and engagement.

(6) The RETICLE SELECT SWITCH selects one of the available reticles depending on the type of thermal sight (medium or heavy) and the weapon. It must be held for two seconds to enable reticle changes. After two seconds, release the switch to cycle to the next reticle. This control is disabled after ten seconds of inactivity.

(7) The RETICLE ADJUST SWITCH adjusts the reticle aiming features in azimuth and elevation. It is used during zeroing, and it must be held for two seconds to allow changes to be made. After two seconds, each press moves the reticle aiming features one increment. This control is also disabled after ten seconds of inactivity.

(8) The BLACK/WHITE POLARITY SWITCH selects the polarity of the thermal image displayed on the raster. The initial setting is "white hot." The polarity switch affects the appearance of the target.

(9) The DIOPTER HOLDING DEVICE allows the diopter to be adjusted when pulled back.

(10) The EYECUP controls the STANDBY/ON operating mode. When forward pressure is applied to the eyecup, the system is in the ON mode. When forward pressure is removed for more than 30 seconds, the system returns to the STANDBY mode.

(11) The DIOPTER FOCUS RING adjusts the focus of the raster and indicators to the operator's eye. It ranges from +2 to -6 diopters.

d. Status Indicators and Raster (Figure G-11). The status indicators and raster are visible when the user presses his eye against the eyecup. The indicators display the system status and configuration. The raster displays the thermal image, the selected reticle, and azimuth/elevation zeroing adjustment indicators.

(1) The status indicators are:

• NOT COOL (1): Displayed when the system is not cool enough for proper operation.

• WHT HOT/BLK HOT (2): Indicates the target polarity.

• EMER (3): Displayed when system is in emergency mode.

• LOW (4): Displayed when battery power is low (approximately fifteen minutes of useful power left).

• FIELD OF VIEW (7): Indicates when the wide field of view (WFOV) or the narrow field of view (NFOV) is in use

• ZOOM (8): Displayed when the zoom mode is selected

• RET ADJ (9): Indicates the reticle adjustment mode is selected

• RET SEL (10): Indicates the reticle select mode is selected

(2) The DISPLAY RASTER displays the thermal image with a superimposed reticle and indicators:

• RETICLE SELECT (5): Identifies the selected reticle/weapon.

• ELEVATION INDICATOR (6): Indicates the elevation zeroing adjustment of the reticle.

• AZIMUTH INDICATOR (11): Indicates the elevation zeroing adjustment of the reticle.

• RANGE SCALE (12): The range scale allows the operator to estimate the range to a target based on a known height or width. The numbers on the scale are the range in hundreds of meters (example: = 400 meters). The vertical lines on the scale reflect the height of a five-foot man at that range. The distance between two consecutive lines reflects the width of a 10-foot tank at the range specified by the vertical line on the left.

• CROSSHAIR/AIMING POINT (13): The vertical line at the aiming point reflects the height of a five-foot man at 800 meters. The horizontal line of the cross-hair reflects the width of a 10-foot tank at 800 meters.

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