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Optical Engineering

Development Of An Aviator's Night Vision Imaging System (ANVIS)
Author(s): Albert Efkernan; Donald Jenkins
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Paper Abstract

Historical background is presented of the U. S. Army's requirement for a high performance, lightweight, night vision goggle for use by helicopter pilots. System requirements are outlined and a current program for development of a third generation image intensification device is described. Primary emphasis is on the use of lightweight, precision molded, aspheric plastic optical elements and molded plastic mechanical components. System concept, design, and manufacturing considerations are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1981
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 20(2) 202208 doi: 10.1117/12.7972692
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 20, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Albert Efkernan, Bell & Howell Company (United States)
Donald Jenkins, Night Vision & Electro-Optics Laboratory (United States)


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