ThOR Series
ThOR Series
THERMAL WEAPON SIGHTS
OPERATOR’S MANUAL (ThOR Series) REV. 5 – JUNE, 2014
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SAFETY SUMMARY
STUDY CAREFULLY THIS MANUAL BEFORE TURNING ON
AND OPERATING THIS PRODUCT.
CAUTIONS
The ThOR Series Thermal Digital Riflescopes are precision electro-optical instruments and requires careful handling. To provide safe use of the systems the following instructions should be
observed:
•Do not dismantle the device.
•Keep the device clean; protect it from moisture, sharp temperature drops and shocks.
•Be careful not to touch the glass surfaces. If you put finger-prints on, or contaminate the glass surfaces, use only
clean and soft materials to clean it.
•Do not leave the device in on position during stops in operation.
•Remove the batteries from the device for the period of storage.
CAU TION :
THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS NATURAL RUBBER LATEX
WHICH MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTIONS.
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WARNING
Do not permanently attach the scope to dynamic-mount applications that continuously transmit vibration (such as on vehicles or
heavy machinery).
WARNING
Do not point the scope directly at any high-intensity objects that you
must not view with your eyes (such as the sun or a welding arc). If
you do, you will damage the scope.
WARNING
Operating ThOR Series outside of its specified operating temperature range or voltage range can cause permanent damage and will
void the warranty.
WARNING
Use the power button to turn the scope off before you remove power
(remove batteries or disconnect external power supply).
WARNING
ThOR Series operates over a wide operating temperature range
(-20°C to +60°C). Not all lithium batteries are specified over this
same temperature span. Check the manufacturer’s specifications
of your selected battery to verify the valid temperature range.
WARNING
Do not use any battery other than a CR-123A lithium battery. DO
NOT use any battery(ies) providing a (combined) voltage greater
than 12.0 volts.
WARNING
Do not install batteries of different types (lithium with lithium-ion
rechargeable). All batteries must be of the same type.
WARNING
Do not replace batteries in a possibly explosive environment, such
as a gas station (or any place where you must turn off your vehicle
engine). If you do, sparks can cause an explosion.
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WARNING
Remove the batteries before you store the riflescopes for extended
periods (2 weeks or more).
WARNING
Do not carry batteries in pockets containing metal objects such as
coins, keys, etc. Metal objects can cause the batteries to short circuit and become very hot. In the case of lithium batteries, a short
circuit could cause them to explode.
WARNING
Observe battery manufacturer’s guidelines for safe handling and
proper disposal of batteries.
EQUIPMENT LIMITATIONS
•The ThOR Series detector spectral band (7 to 14 mkm) provides a better penetration through smoke, smog, dust, water
vapor etc.
•Infrared radiation does not travel through glass and therefore
the scope does not sense objects if they are behind a glass
window.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
1.1. General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.1. Scope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.2. Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.3. Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.4. Warranty Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1.2. Description and Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
1.2.1. Description. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
1.2.2. ThOR Standard Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
1.2.3. Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
1.2.4. Mechanical Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
1.2.5. Optical Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
1.2.6. Electrical Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
CHAPTER 2. ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION. . . . . . . . 2-1
2.1. Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
2.1.1. Preparation for Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
2.1.2. Examination for Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
2.2. Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
2.2.1. Remove/installation of Quick Release Mount (QRM). . . 2-4
2.2.2. Video Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
CHAPTER 3. OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
3.1. General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
3.1.1. General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
3.1.2. Controls and Indication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
3.2. Operating procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.1. Turning On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.2. Focusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.3. ISM – Interactive Symbology Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2.4. Polarity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2.5. Brightness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
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3-8
3-8
3.2.6. Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
3.2.7. Color Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
3.2.8. Manual Image Refresh / Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
3.2.9. Reticle Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
3.2.10. Reticle Pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
3.2.11. Firmware Change Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
3.2.12. Shut Down Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
CHAPTER 4. MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . . . 4-1
4.1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS). . 4-2
4.1.1. Purpose of PMCS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
4.1.2. Frequency of Performing PMCS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
4.2. Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
4.2.1. General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
4.2.2. Troubleshooting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
4.3. Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3.1. Scope Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3.2. Cleaning Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.3.3. Preparing for Extended Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
•Usage
You must familiarize yourself with the entire manual before operating the equipment. Read and follow all warning notices.
•Manual Overview
The table of contents includes the paragraph number, paragraph
title, and page number. An index provides additional references to
the subject contents.
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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
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1.1. GENERAL INFORMATION
1.1.1. SCOPE
This manual contains instructions for use in operating and maintaining the ThOR Series Thermal Digital Riflescopes. Throughout
this manual, the ThOR Series will be referred to as the scope or
ThOR.
1.1.2. REPORTS
Reports from the user on recommendations for improvements are
encouraged. Send reports to the address below.
American Technologies Network Corp.
1341 San Mateo Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(800) 910-2862
(650) 989-5100
(650) 875-0129 fax
info@atncorp.com
www.atncorp.com
1.1.3. STORAGE
Storage of ThOR should be done in the factory packing and after a
thorough PMCS as outlined in Section 4.1 of this manual. This will
ensure the scope remains in mission ready condition during storage. Batteries should be stored separately from the scope.
The scope should not be placed on the floor, in any area exposed to
high temperatures or direct sunlight. Presence of acid and alkaline
vapor, as well as of other aggressive admixtures in the air is unacceptable.
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1.1.4. WARRANTY INFORMATION
NOTICE:
All ThOR models with manufacture date post January 1,
2014 are warranted by the following:
3 YEAR PRODUCT WARRANTY
This product is guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects in material
and workmanship under normal use for a period of 3 (three) years from the
date of purchase. In addition the uncooled thermal sensor array carries a 10
year warranty. In the event a defect that is covered by the foregoing warranty
occurs during the applicable period stated above, ATN, at its option, will either
repair or replace the product, and such action on the part of ATN shall be the
full extent of ATN’s liability, and the Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy.
This warranty does not cover a product (a) used in other than its normal and
customary manner; (b) subjected to misuse; (c) subjected to alterations, modifications or repairs by the Customer of by any party other than ATN without
prior written consent of ATN; (d) special order or “close-out” merchandise or
merchandise sold “as-is” by either ATN or the ATN dealer; or (e) merchandise
that has been discontinued by the manufacturer and either parts or replacement units are not available due to reasons beyond the control of ATN. ATN
shall not be responsible for any defects or damage that in ATN’s opinion is
a result from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage or improper
operation, including use in conjunction with equipment which is electrically
or mechanically incompatible with or of inferior quality to the product, as well
as failure to maintain the environmental conditions specified by the manufacturer. This warranty is extended only to the original purchaser. Any breach of
this warranty shall be waived unless the customer notifies ATN at the address
noted below within the applicable warranty period.
The customer understands and agrees that except for the foregoing warranty,
no other warranties written or oral, statutory, expressed or implied, including
any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, shall
apply to the product. All such implied warranties are hereby and expressly
disclaimed.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
ATN will not be liable for any claims, actions, suits, proceedings, costs,
expenses, damages or liabilities arising out of the use of this product. Operation and use of the product are the sole responsibility of the Customer. ATN’s
sole undertaking is limited to providing the products and services outlined
herein in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The
provision of products sold and services performed by ATN to the Customer
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shall not be interpreted, construed, or regarded, either expressly or implied, as
being for the benefit of or creating any obligation toward any third party of legal
entity outside ATN and the Customer; ATN’s obligations under this Agreement
extend solely to the Customer.
ATN’s liability hereunder for damages, regardless of the form or action, shall
not exceed the fees or other charges paid to ATN by the customer or customer’s dealer. ATN shall not, in any event, be liable for special, indirect, incidental,
or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, lost income, lost revenue, or lost profit, whether such damages were foreseeable or not at the time of
purchase, and whether or not such damages arise out of a breach of warranty,
a breach of agreement, negligence, strict liability or any other theory of liability.
PRODUCT WARRANTY REGISTRATION
In order to validate the warranty on your product, ATN must receive a completed Product Warranty Registration Card for each unit or complete warranty
registration on our website at www.atncorp.com. Please complete the included
form and immediately mail it to our Service Center: ATN Corporation, 1341 San
Mateo Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE
To obtain warranty service on your unit, End-user must notify ATN service
department by calling 800-910-2862 or 650-989-5100 or via e-mail service@
atncorp.com to receive a Return Merchandise Authorization number (RMA).
When returning please take or send the product, postage paid, with a copy of
your sales receipt to our service center, ATN Corporation at the address noted
above. All merchandise must be fully insured with the correct postage; ATN will
not be responsible for improper postage or, missing or damaged merchandise
during shipment.
When sending product back, please clearly mark the RMA# on the outside
of the shipping box. Please include a letter that indicates your RMA#, Name,
Return Address, reason for service return, Contact information such as valid
telephone numbers and/or e-mail address and proof of purchases that will
help us to establish the valid start date of the warranty. Product merchandise
returns that do not have an RMA listed may be refused or a significant delay
in processing may occur. Estimated Warranty service time is 10-20 business
days. End-user/customer is responsible for postage to ATN for warranty service. ATN will cover return postage/shipping to continental USA end-users/
customers after warranty repair only if product is covered by aforementioned
warranty. ATN will return product after warranty service by domestic ground
service and/or domestic mail. Any other requested, required or international
shipping method the postage/shipping fee will be the responsibility of the enduser/customer.
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1.2. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
1.2.1. DESCRIPTION
a. Purpose
The ThOR Series Thermal Digital Riflescopes combines the ergonomic features of a handheld and the convenience of weapon
mounting. Based on the proven 240x180, 324x256 or 336x256 or
640x512 microbolometer core, the ThOR is an ideal product for
force protection, border patrol officers, police SWAT and special
operations forces providing them the tools they need to be successful in all field conditions both day and night. Uncooled thermal
imaging cuts through dust, smoke, fog, haze, and other battlefield
obscurants. Its use cannot be detected as it emits no visible light or
RF energy and operates without the use of illuminators or IR lights.
b. Features
ThOR has the following important features:
•High resolution digital thermal imaging
•Compact, lightweight and durable housing
•True magnification
•High end OLED display
•Four-colors reticle system
•Rapid start-up in 3 seconds
•Up to 8 hours operation with three lithium batteries
•Three-Year Warranty
•Aluminum constructed body with class 3 hard ano­dized coating
•Digital Tactical Menu with quick view icons
•Memory Recall preserves operational settings
•Power-off safety feature prevents accidental shut down
•Recoil rated up to .308 caliber
•Polarity: white hot / black hot / color
•Thermal images viewable in up to 12-tone color pallet.
•Five reticle patterns: duplex, post, post w/dot, crosshair w/dot,
ballistic
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•Four reticle colors: red, green, white, black
•Ten-step brightness control
•Flexible battery cartridge can run on 1, 2, or 3 batteries
•Batteries: (3) 3V lithium (CR123A)
•Battery life: 8 hours (3V)
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1.2.2. THOR STANDARD COMPONENTS
The ThOR standard components are shown in Figure 1.1. and presented in Table 1.1.
FIGURE 1.1. THOR STANDARD COMPONENTS
TABLE 1.1. THOR STANDARD COMPONENTS
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
QTY
1
Scope
The thermal imaging scope.
1
2
Quick Release Mount
Used to mount scope to weapon.
1
3
Hard Storage Case
A protective case used for shipping/storing ThOR and
accessories.
1
4
Lens Tissue
Uses for cleaning of lenses surface.
1
5
Lithium Battery CR1223A
Three CR123A lithium batteries used to power the unit.
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Operator’s Manual
Provides equipment description, use of operator controls and preventative maintenance checks and service.
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1.2.3. SPECIFICATIONS
E-Zoom
Optical Magnification
Eye Relief, mm
Field of View
(H x V), deg
Focal length
of the lens, mm
Spectral Response, μm
Thermal
Sensitivity, mK
Display
Video output
Image Size
(output resolution), px
Material
1.25x
2.5x, 5x
2x, 4x
24°x18°
19
60
320x240
ThOR-320
1.25x-5x
1x
24°x18°
19
30
240x180
Sensor (microbolometer)
Frame rate, Hz
ThOR-240
1x-4x
ITEM
ThOR-336
1.5x-6x
3x, 6x
1.5x
21°x16°
19
60
336x256
ThOR-336
3x-12x
ThOR-320
3.5x-14x
60
320x240
ThOR-320
4.5x-18x
800x600
VoX
60
320x240
Digital NTSC / PAL
60
336x256
ThOR-320
9x-36x
60
336x256
30
640x512
ThOR-640
1.1x-9x
6x,12x
3x
12.5°x9.7°
30
7x, 14x
3.5x
9°x7°
50
9x, 18x
4.5x
6°x4.7°
50
28
7-14
100
12x, 24x
6x
3°x2.4°
<50 mK
18x, 36x
9x
3°x2.4°
100
1.5x
21°x16°
30
30
640x512
ThOR-640
1.5x-12x
2.5x
12.5°x9.7°
50
30
640x512
5x
6° x 4.7°
100
30
640x512
2.2x, 4.5x, 9x 3x, 6x, 12x 5x, 10x, 20x 10x, 20x, 40x
1.1x
21°x16°
19
Color OLED matrix, SVGA< 800x600, Color background + color reticules
60
336x256
ThOR-320
6x-24x
TABLE 1.2. SPECIFICATIONS
ThOR-640
2.5x-20x
The following tables provide information pertaining to the operational, electrical, mechanical,
optical and environmental characteristics for the sights.
ThOR-640
5x-40x
1-8
1-9
300
495
400
660
525
875
2425
225
650
1000
2550
290
800
1320
3300
360
600
1100
1700
4000
475
800
2000
1400
2200
5000
600
1100
2500
400
660
1650
180
300
750
525
875
2425
225
400
1100
800
1320
3300
360
600
1500
1400
2200
5000
600
1100
2500
White hot / Black hot / Multiple Color Modes
Sharpness adjustment
Polarity control
Manual
Automatic
Brightness adjustment
Red, Green, Blue, White & Black
225
Distance of the vehicle
Identification, m
(w/o zoom)
1650
180
520
ThOR-320
4.5x-18x
1500
ThOR-320
6x-24x
Thor’s Reticle will Automatically Adjust its position when using E-Zoom (Note: Most thermal scopes allow the user to use the scope for
observation only, in E-Zoom due to the lack of this feature.)
370
Distance of the vehicle
recognition, m
(w/o zoom)
1100
135
400
ThOR-320
3.5x-14x
1250
ThOR-320
9x-36x
Smart Zoom
825
Distance of the vehicle
detection, m
(w/o zoom)
300
ThOR-336
3x-12x
1100
ThOR-640
1.1x-9x
Reticle Color
100
Distance of the human
Identification, m
(w/o zoom)
225
ThOR-336
1.5x-6x
750
ThOR-640
1.5x-12x
Multiple Reticles to Choose From
170
ThOR-320
1.25x-5x
500
14
ThOR-640
2.5x-20x
Reticle
375
Distance of the human
recognition, m
(w/o zoom)
ThOR-240
1x-4x
Distance of the human
detection, m
(w/o zoom)
Diameter
of exit pupil, mm
ITEM
ThOR-640
5x-40x
680
680
680
8+
1417
1417
Yes
Yes
Yes
MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny (Quick)
850
Quick access, Icon driven feature controls
850
3 x CR123A battery type
1417
850
710
680
Janus, full MIL SPEC, DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating
Aircraft Aluminum 6061 T6 w/ class III hard anodized coating
710
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Waterproof / Dustproof
* ATN reserves the right to change the above specifications at any time without notice.
Dimensions (LxWxH),
inc/mm
(without bracket)
Objective lens
Housing
Iconology
Low Battery Indicator
Video output
Output computer
set up
Mounting bracket
Weight, grams
Battery Life, h
Battery type
Waterproof
ThOR-336
3x-12x
6.73x2.72x2.87
171x69x73
Start up time, s
ThOR-320
3.5x-14x
8x2.72x2.87
203x69x73
ITEM
ThOR-320
4.5x-18x
8x2.72x2.87
203x69x73
ThOR-240
1x-4x
6.73x2.72x2.87
171x69x73
ThOR-320
6x-24x
10.3x3.7x2.87
262x94x73
ThOR-320
1.25x-5x
6.73x2.72x2.87
171x69x73
ThOR-320
9x-36x
10.3x3.7x2.87
262x94x73
ThOR-336
1.5x-6x
6.73x2.72x2.87
171x69x73
ThOR-640
1.1x-9x
6.73x2.72x2.87
171x69x73
ThOR-640
1.5x-12x
6.73x2.72x2.87
171x69x73
ThOR-640
2.5x-20x
8x2.72x2.87
203x69x73
ThOR-640
5x-40x
10.3x3.7x2.87
262x94x73
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1.2.4. MECHANICAL FUNCTION
The mechanical adjustments of the ThOR sights allow for physical
differences between individual operators using the system. The
scope functions include the Keypad, Output Connector, Eyepiece
Diopter Adjustment Ring, Focusing Ring, Battery Module, Accessory
Rail, and Weapon Mount. The controls are identified in Figure 1.2.
FOCUSING
RING
KEYPAD
DIOPTER
ADJUSTMENT RING
BATTERY
MODULE
WEAPON MOUNT
RELEASE
RUBBED
EYEGUARD
WEAPON MOUNT
ADJUSTER
OUTPUT
CONNECTOR
WEAPON
MOUNT
ACCESSORY
RAIL
FIGURE 1.2. THOR MECHANICAL CONTROLS
1.2.5. OPTICAL FUNCTION
The optical functions include an objective lens, thermal imaging
detector, display and eyepiece. Infrared energy is emitted proportionally to the temperature of an object. The warmer the object,
the more energy it emits. The infrared energy from the objects is
focused by the optics, onto an infrared detector. The information
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from infrared detector is passed to electronics for image processing. The signal processing circuitry translates the infrared detector
data into an image that can be viewed on the built-in OLED display.
The image is observed through an eyepiece by operator.
1.2.6. ELECTRICAL FUNCTION
The electronic circuit is powered by replaceable four 3V lithium batteries (CR123A). Power from the batteries is supplied to the components through the Power button.
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CHAPTER 2
ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION
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2.1. PREPARATION
2.1.1. PREPARATION FOR USE
This chapter contains the information necessary to prepare the
scope for operation. This includes unpacking, examination for
damage, and batteries installation.
a. Unpacking
The following steps must be accomplished prior to each mission
where the sight is used.
1. Open carrying case, remove the scope and check contents for
completeness.
2. Inspect the scope for obvious evidence of damage to optical
surfaces, body, eyecups, operation buttons, etc. Ensure that all
optical surfaces are clean and ready for use. Clean with lens
tissue.
b. Installation of Batteries
WARNING
The lithium battery contains sulfur dioxide gas under pressure.
Do not heat, puncture, disassemble, short circuit, attempt to
recharge or otherwise tamper with the batteries.
Turn off equipment if battery compartment becomes unduly
hot. If possible,
wait until the batteries have cooled before removing them.
If you inhale sulfur dioxide, seek medical attention.
The ThOR will operate with 1, 2 or 3 CR123A Lithium batteries type.
For best battery performance use all 3 batteries.
Install CR123A Lithium batteries as follows.
1. Remove the battery module by unscrewing it counter clockwise.
2. Observe polarity, by placing the negative side of the battery
against the spring, and insert the 3.0 Volt CR 123A Lithium batteries into the battery module.
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3. Replace battery module into the housing. Screw clockwise until
finger tight.
FIGURE 2.1. LOADING BATTERY MODULE
FIGURE 2.2. INSTALL BATTERY MODULE
2.1.2. EXAMINATION FOR OPERATION
Before getting started, make sure to follow these steps:
1. Push Power button on the scope.
2. Make sure that the luminance in ocular is present.
3. Observe the scene, and adjust the diopter and/or lens for optimal image clarity.
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2.2. ASSEMBLY
2.2.1. REMOVE/INSTALLATION OF QUICK RELEASE
MOUNT (QRM)
ARMS #17 Lever Quick Release Mount (QRM) is used for fast
installation/removing the ThOR on MIL-STD-1913/Picatinny rail.
FIGURE 2.3. LEVER QUICK RELEASE MOUNT
FIGURE 2.4. QUICK RELEASE MOUNT ADJUSTMENT
1. To open the QRM, slide the cam latch forward (arrow A).
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2. Place the scope onto rail. Be sure to engage the recoil lug into
the groove on the top mounting surface of the rifle.
3. Turn the cam backwards pushing the latch to close the mount
(arrow B).
4. The QRM may be adjusted to eliminate excessive play when
mounted on the rail by using the adjustment knob on the lever to
release the lever from the adjuster.
2.2.2. VIDEO OUTPUT
This version of the ThOR Sightng System is equipped with the
added feature of being able to connect directly to a remote video
monitor or recorder via an integrated 8 PIN port.
FIGURE 2.5. WITH VIDEO CABLE
This version of the ThOR Sighting System is equipped with the
added feature of being able to connect directly to a remote video
monitor or recorder via an integrated 8 PIN port.
To use this feature, the following optional components are required
(see illustrations below):
1. 8 PIN-to-BNC adapter.
FIGURE 2.6. VIDEO CABLE WITH 8 PIN TO RCA
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2. BNC Plug to RCA Jack Adapter
FIGURE 2.7. RCA JACK ADAPTER
3. RCA style video cables
FIGURE 2.8. RCA CABLES
Connection Setup:
1. Connect the 8 PIN-to-BNC (Figure 2.6.) cable to the sights
8 PIN port.
2. Connect the BNC Plug to RCA Jack Adapter (Figure 2.7.), to the
8 PIN-to-BNC cable.
3. Connect the Yellow (video) plug of the RCA Cables (Figure 2.8.),
to the RCA jack adapter.
4. Connect the opposite end of the yellow male RCA cable to the
monitor’s yellow RCA plug.
Operation:
1. Turn on the system by pressing the POWER button.
2. Let screen image settle before transferring video to the monitor.
3. Press the “Up” and “Down” arrow buttons simultaneously, as
show in the photo above. The Video image will now be able to
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be viewed through the ThOR eyepiece and the monitor at the
same time.
FIGURE 2.9. OPERATION SWITCHBOARD
The user, while looking through the ThOR eyepiece, will be able to
tell if video is being displayed on the monitor, because the VID icon
will be visible in the bottom left corner of the eyepiece.
4. To turn off the Remote Video Output, repeat step 3.
NOTE
The image seen in the ThOR sight will be smaller than its
actual resolution, due to the video processing differing from
that of a monitor.
To utilize image capture and review follow next:
1. With no menu visible press and hold the “Enter” button until a
camera icon appears on screen (Figure 2.10.).
2. Images are captured by pressing the enter button quickly.
3. To turn off image capture press and hold the “Enter” button
until the camera icon disappears from the display. Images can be
viewed by entering “Menu 3” (Screenshot) and pressing the left
and right arrow buttons. Pressing the down button “trash can icon”
button will erase all captured images.
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FIGURE 2.10. CAMERA ICON ON SCREEN
How to download images to PC:
1. Install ATN Interface Software on your PC.
2. With Thor On plug in image capture cable to Thor and PC.
3. Open “ATN Scope Interface” software.
4. Click on menu named: Settings.
5. Select “Connect”
6. Choose the correct port for the ThOR cable.
7. Click on menu named: Settings.
8. Select “Image Directory”
9. Choose a location to save the images to.
10. Click on menu item “Download Images”
FIGURE 2.11. IMAGE CAPTURE CABLE
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CHAPTER 3
OPERATION
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3.1. GENERAL INFORMATION
3.1.1.GENERAL
This section contains instructions for operation of ThOR. The function of controls and indicators is explained.
CAUTION
The ThOR scope is a precision electron-optical instrument and must be handled carefully at all times.
3.1.2.CONTROLS AND INDICATION
The ThOR scope is designed to adjust for different users and corrects for most differences. The controls for the scope are shown or
described in Figure 3.1. and Tables 3.1.
DOWN ARROW
BUTTON
ENTER
BUTTON LEFT ARROW UP ARROW
BUTTON
BUTTON
POWER
BUTTON
RIGHT ARROW
BUTTON
FIGURE 3.1. CONTROLS
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TABLE 3.1. CONTROLS AND INDICATION
ITEMS
CONTROLS
AND INDICATORS
FUNCTIONS
1
POWER Button
Controls scope power. To turn the unit on
and off press the button
2
ENTER Button
Used to select or enter selection
3
Up Arrow
Digital Zoom, Reticle Color, Elevation Up
Adjustment
4
Down Arrow
Brightness, Calibration, Elevation Down
Adjustment
5
Left Arrow
Polarity, Reticle Type, Windage Left
Adjustment
6
Right Arrow
Color Modes, Reticle Adjustment,
Windage Right Adjustment
3.2. OPERATING PROCEDURE
3.2.1. TURNING ON
Open the objective lens cover.
NOTE
The objective lens cover protects the scope from inadvertent
exposure to extremely high levels of radiant flux. Never leave
the scope with the objective lens cover off.
To turn the unit on press the button labeled POWER.
After a warm-up time of approximately 3 seconds, video of the thermal scene appears.
NOTE
During the warm-up time, a logo comes into view on the monocular display. Next the thermal image replaces the logo.
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FIGURE 3.2. SWITCHBOARD OF THOR
3.2.2. FOCUSING
To focus the scope you need to adjust the diopter first. The scope
has an adjustable eyepiece with a range of +2 to -6 diopter. Simply
turn the diopter clockwise until it stops. Then concentrate on any
object and slowly turn the diopter back counter clockwise until the
grain in the image is sharp. Then rotate the eyecup to accommodate use over the left or right eye.
The ThOR models have ability to focus either long range or short.
Focus the front lens to rotate it until the image and the grain are
both sharp.
FIGURE 3.3. FOCUS ADJUSTMENT
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NOTE
The front lens should be readjusted for viewing objects at different distances. Rotate the focusing ring clockwise for far
focus, counterclockwise for near focus.
3.2.3. ISM – INTERACTIVE SYMBOLOGY MENU
The ThOR features the all new ISM interactive symbologymenu
that enables you to easily navigate through the feature sand modes
without having to go into a complex menu structure. Every mode
and option can be found on one of the following ISM screens:
DIGITAL ZOOM CONTROL
1X
POLARITY
B&W /
COLOR PALETTE
CAL
CALIBRATION
(NUC)
BRIGHTNESS LEVEL
(6 STEPS)
FIGURE 3.4. ISM MAIN MENU
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RETICLE COLOR
RETICLE
ADJUSTMENT
TYPE RETICLE
CONTROL
MENU
BALLISTIC PROFILE MENU
FIGURE 3.5. ISM RETICLE MENU
REVIEW
CAPTURED
IMAGES LEFT
REVIEW
CAPTURED
IMAGES RIGHT
ERASE ALL SAVED IMAGES
FIGURE 3.6. ISM CAPTURED IMAGE REVIEW MENU
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SAVED RETICLE POSITION 1
X=
Y=
SAVED
RETICLE
POSITION 4
0
0
1
4
2
SAVED
RETICLE
POSITION 2
3
SAVED RETICLE POSITION 4
FIGURE 3.7. SAVED RETICLE MENU
MOVE RETICLE UP
X=
Y=
0
0
MOVE RETICLE
LEFT
MOVE RETICLE
RIGHT
MOVE RETICLE DOWN
FIGURE 3.8. ISM LIVE ADJUSTMENT MENU
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3.2.4. POLARITY
The function of polarity switching is accessible only in Black and
White models.
WHITE HOT
BLACK HOT
FIGURE 3.9. DISPLAY POLARITY MODES
POLARITY button switches the direct display mode into the reverse
one, i.e. from hot-white/cold-black into hot-black/cold-white mode.
If the polarity is white-hot, the image will be with hotter objects displayed as white, and the rest of the image displayed as black, and
vice versa: with hotter objects displayed as black, if the polarity is
black-hot.
To select polarity go to ISM Main menu and push left arrow button to
cycle between white hot and black hot polarities.
3.2.5. BRIGHTNESS
Brightness allows you to dim or increase the brightness of the display.
To cycle through the BRIGHTNESS steps go to ISM Main menu and
push the down arrow button for brightness adjustment. Each short
push of the buttons will cycle through the BRIGHTNESS modes,
correspondingly, in stepwise way.
NOTE
Levels 1 to 6 range from full dim to full bright.
3.2.6. ZOOM
324x256 and 336x256 models have 2 steps of digital zoom (factor
of 2x and 4x). 640x512 models have 3 steps of digital zoom (factor of
2x, 4x and 8x).
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To cycle through the digital zoom steps go to ISM Main menu and
push Up arrow button.
When ZOOM button is pushed first time, the scope will digitally
zoom a scene by 2 times the scopes optical magnification. When
the zoom button is pushed the second time the scope will digitally
zoom a scene by 4 times the scopes optical magnification for ThOR
models with the 324x256 or 336x256 core. To reset the magnification to the default optical magnification press ZOOM button third
time. For ThOR models with the 640x512 core when the zoom
button is pushed the third time the scope will digitally zoom a scene
by 8 times the scopes optical magnification. To reset the magnification to the default optical magnification press ZOOM button fourth
time.
NOTE
Resolution decreases with each step of digital magnification.
The reticle has a built in compensation to shift and stay on the target
during digital zoom operations as depicted in Figure 3.10.
NO ZOOM
RETICLE ON TARGET
2X ZOOM
RETICLE SHIFTS 2X
4X ZOOM
RETICLE SHIFTS 4X
FIGURE 3.10. ZOOM
3.2.7. COLOR MODES
The ThOR has 10 additional color pallets to choose from in addition
to the white hot and black hot polarity.
Fusion, Rainbow, Globow, Ironbow1, Ironbow2, Sepia, Color1,
Color2, Ice Fire, Rain.
To select a different colors mode go to ISM Main menu and push
Right arrow button to cycle through the 10 additional pallets. To go
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back to Black hot – white hot mode push left arrow button in ISM
Main menu.
IRONBOW
COLOR 1
GLOBOW
FIGURE 3.11. COLOR MODES
3.2.8. MANUAL IMAGE REFRESH / CALIBRATION
Degradation of the image (image blurring) is caused by charge
accumulation on the detector array.
To use the calibration icon go to ISM Reticle menu and push down
arrow button to maintain an optimum thermal image. During this
refresh, the video will freeze for approximately 0.5 second.
IMPORTANT:
To Perform calibration of unit. Cover front lens with cap or
hand and push Calibration button to calibrate image. Failure to do this step may result in degradation of the image.
Degradation may consist of unusual blurriness or ghost
like spots in the image. During use if you see any degradation of image please recalibrate the scope.
Perform a calibration upon every substantial environmental temperature change.
NOTE
While performing very frequent Refreshes can provide the
best possible image quality but also can substantially decrease
the battery life.
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DURING CAL
CORRECT VIEW
CORRECT CAL
IF LENS IS COVERED
INCORRECT CAL
IF LENS IS NOT COVERED
FIGURE 3.12. CALIBRATION (NUC)
3.2.9. RETICLE COLOR
Your scope has Four reticle colors to choose from: red, green,
white, black, the latest firmware also includes many bonus colors.
To select reticle colors go to ISM Reticle menu and push Up arrow
button to cycle through the reticle colors.
RED
WHITE
BLACK
GREEN
FIGURE 3.13. RETICLE ADJUSTMENT
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3.2.10. RETICLE PATTERN
Your scope has many reticle types/patterns to choose from: ballistic, duplex, crosshair with dot, post, post with dot.
To select reticle type go to ISM Reticle menu and push Left arrow
button to cycle through the reticle patterns.
BALLISTIC
DUPLEX
POST
CROSSHAIR
W/DOT
POST W/DOT
FIGURE 3.14. RETICLE PATTERNS
3.2.11. RETICLE ADJUSTMENT AND SAVE
INSTRUCTIONS
A Reticle Position Indicator has been incorporated, in order for the
operator to have visual confirmation of the reticle position change.
The “X” and “Y” indicators give a pixel by pixel indication of the
movements being made. The indicator is only visible when in the
Reticle adjustment menu.
Reticle Adjustment Procedure:
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X=
Y=
0
0
FIGURE 3.15
a) Press the Enter button to enter menu two as shown in Figure
3.15.
b) Press the Right menu button to enter the Reticle Adjustment
level.
X=
Y=
20
35
FIGURE 3.16
c) The reticle movement icons and coordinates will display on the
screen as shown in Figure 3.16.
X=
Y=
20
35
FIGURE 3.17
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d) Press the Up/Down/Left/Right buttons to move the reticle to the
desired position. The example in Figure 3.17 illustrates a new Reticle position.
e) When the Reticle has been adjusted to the desired position,
X=
Y=
1
0
2
4
2
3
FIGURE 3.18
X=
Y=
1
0
4
4
2
SV?
3
FIGURE 3.19
press the ENTER button.
f) The Ballistic Profile menu will be displayed on screen providing 4
locations to save reticle profiles as shown in Figure 3.18.
X=
Y=
1
0
0
4
2
OK
3
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FIGURE 3.20
g) Press the arrow button correlating with the desired profile location.
This “SV? ” Icon will appear (Figure 3.19).
h) To insure the new Reticle position is saved, continue holding the
ENTER button down until the “OK” icon appears (Figure 3.20).
i) This position is now the new “Zero”.
j) Pressing the Center button at this point will continue the rotation
through the THOR menu’s as normal.
k) To save additional reticle positions repeat steps A thru H above.
OK
3
FIGURE 3.21
X=
Y=
0
0
1
4
2
3
FIGURE 3.22
How to Load a Saved Ballistic Profile (Reticle Position):
a) Press ENTER to load the Reticle Menu as shown in Figure 3.21.
b) Press the Down arrow to load the ballistic profiles menu as shown
in Figure 3.22.
c) Press the UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT button that correlates with
the profile you wish to load.
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d) The selected ballistic profile is now loaded.
e) Press the ENTER button to return to the menu desired.
X=
Y=
0
0
FIGURE 3.23
Temporary adjustments:
To make temporary windage or elevation adjustments, return to the
live adjustment menu shown in Figure 3.23.
This will not save the settings, so that when the ThOR is turned off,
the Reticle will return to it’s saved position.
3.2.12. SHUT DOWN OPERATIONS
To finish the work, perform the following:
1. Use the POWER button to turn the scope off.
2. Hold down the POWER button (3 seconds) until the ? icon goes
away then release the POWER button. This is a safety so the
system is not accidentally turned off.
3. Return the scope to the case.
STEP 1
PRESS
AND HOLD
POWER
BUTTON
AND SEE “?”
STEP 2
RELEASE
POWER
BUTTON
WHEN “OK”
APPEARS
ON SCREEN
FIGURE 3.24. POWER DOWN
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CHAPTER 4
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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4.1. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
4.1.1. PURPOSE OF PMCS
PMCS is performed daily when in use to be sure that the sight is
ready at all times. Procedures listed in Table 4.1. are a systematic
inspection of ThOR that will enable you to discover defects that
might cause the sight to fail on a mission.
4.1.2.FREQUENCY OF PERFORMING PMCS
The frequency of performing PMCS is as follows:
a. Daily when the sight is in use.
b. When it is removed from the case for any reason.
TABLE 4.1. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
SEQ.
NO.
ITEM TO
CHECK
CHECKING
PROCEDURE
NOT FULLY MISSION
CAPABLE IF:
1
Completeness
Inventory items by means
of comparing with the data
specified in this manual.
Items missing.
2
Sight Body
Inspect for missing screws
or connector cap.
Screws or connector cap missing.
3
Front
Lens Cap
Inspect for cuts, tears and
dirt. Clean as required.
Cap torn or cut.
4
Battery
Compartment
Check for corrosion, springs
tension.
Springs corroded
or damaged.
5
Lenses
Inspect for cleanliness,
scratches, chips or cracks.
Clean as required.
Chipped, cracked
or if scratches
hinder vision
through the sight.
6
Objective
Lens
Check to ensure the objective lens is not loose.
Objective lens
loose.
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SEQ.
NO.
ITEM TO
CHECK
CHECKING
PROCEDURE
7
Focus Ring
Check to ensure:
— the focus ring cannot be
moved along the sight body;
— there is free rotation of
the focus ring (more than
3/4 turn).
8
Rubber
Eye-cup
Inspect for cuts or tears
NOT FULLY MISSION
CAPABLE IF:
Focus ring able to
move along sight
body. Focus ring
cannot be rotate
Rubber Eye-cup
torn or cut
AFTER CHECKING PROCEDURES
9
Replace protective covers on the lenses. Remove the batteries.
Return the scope and all accessories to the storage case.
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4.2. TROUBLESHOOTING
4.2.1.GENERAL
This section contains information for locating and removal most of
the ThOR operating troubles which may occur. Each malfunction
for an individual component or assembly is followed by a list of tests
or inspections that will help determine probable causes and corrective action to take. Perform the tests/inspections and corrective
actions in the order listed.
This manual cannot list all possible malfunctions that may occur, or
all tests or inspections and corrective actions. If a malfunction is not
listed (except when malfunction and cause are obvious), or is not
corrected by listed corrective actions, contact to the service center.
4.2.2.TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES
Troubleshooting procedures are listed in Table 4.2.
TABLE 4.2. TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES
PROBLEM
Image is absent
Cannot achieve
a sharp image of
the object.
The brightness
set too low.
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PROBABLE CAUSE
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Batteries are missing or
improperly installed.
Insert batteries or install
correctly.
Batteries are dead.
Replace batteries.
Batteries contact surfaces or contact springs
dirty or corroded.
Clean the contact surfaces with a pencil eraser
and/or alcohol and cotton
swabs.
Objective and output
lenses dirty.
Clean thoroughly the
lenses surfaces.
Damaged optical components.
Send the sight to the
service center.
The batteries have a low
voltage.
Replace the batteries.
Factory alignment
broken.
Send the scope to the
service center.
4.3. MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
4.3.1. SCOPE MAINTENANCE
The ThOR maintenance consists of external inspection of its components for serviceability, cleaning and installation of the standard and optional accessories. Maintenance instructions covered
elsewhere in this manual (PMCS, troubleshooting, etc.) are not
repeated in this section.
CAUTION
The ThOR is a precision electron-optical instrument and must
be handled carefully at all times to prevent damage.
4.3.2. CLEANING PROCEDURES
a. Cleaning the scope
1. Gently brush off any dirt from the sight body using only a clean
soft cloth.
2. Moisten the cloth with fresh water and gently wipe the external
surfaces (except lenses).
3. Dry any wet surfaces (except lenses) with another dry and clean
soft cloth.
4. Using lens brush, carefully remove all loose dirt from the lenses.
5. Slightly dampen a cotton swab with ethanol and lightly and
slowly wipe the lenses.
Clean the glass surfaces by circular movements from the center to
the edge, not touching the lens holder and changing cotton swab
after each circular stroke.
Repeat this step until the glass surfaces are clean.
b. Cleaning of accessories
Clean accessories with a soft brush (cloth) and soap and water as
required.
CAUTION
Dry thoroughly each item before replacing into the storage
case.
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4.3.3. PREPARING FOR EXTENDED STORAGE
To prepare the ThOR for extended storage, perform the following:
6. Check the scope for serviceability as outlined in item 4.1 of this
manual.
7. Remove the batteries.
8. Clean the scope and accessories.
9. Replace all items in the case.
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For customer service and technical support, please contact
American Technologies Network Corp.
1341 San Mateo Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080
phone: 800-910-2862, 650-989-5100; fax: 650-875-0129
www.atncorp.com©
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