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Performance history of AN/PVS-5 and ANVIS image intensification systems in U.S. Army aviation
Author(s): William Earl McLean; Clarence E. Rash; B. Joseph McEntire; Malcolm G. Braithwaite; John C. Mora
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Paper Abstract

In 1973, the Development of the Army adopted night vision devices for use in aviation. Known as the AN/PVS-5 night vision goggle (NVG), these devices, which are based on the principle of image intensification (I2), have become the mainstay for the aviator's capability to operate during periods of low illumination, i.e., at night. In the 2 years that have followed, a number of engineering the advancements have improved greatly the performance of these devices. The current version, using third generation I2 technology, is known as the Aviator's Night Vision Imaging Systems (ANVIS). The performances histories of NVGs and ANVIS are presented with an emphasis on visual and biodynamic issues which have, and do, affect aviator mission effectiveness and safety.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1997
PDF: 35 pages
Proc. SPIE 3058, Head-Mounted Displays II, (18 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276647
Show Author Affiliations
William Earl McLean, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)
Clarence E. Rash, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)
B. Joseph McEntire, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)
Malcolm G. Braithwaite, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)
John C. Mora, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3058:
Head-Mounted Displays II
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Henry J. Girolamo, Editor(s)

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