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forward-looking infrared (FLIR)

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A FLIR using parallel processing.
An infrared system that examines the forward field of view by a rectilinear scanning action. The system is used for navigating and targeting in adverse weather and at night. It uses two techniques for processing. In serial processing, a signal detector is used to scan line by line and element by element. In parallel processing, a linear array of detectors is used to scan element by element. Usually, the linear array covers the elevation field of view, and the scanning action covers the azimuth field of view.
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