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Civil use of night vision goggles within the National Airspace System
Author(s): James G. Winkel; Lorelei Faber
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Paper Abstract

When properly employed, Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) improve a pilot's ability to see during periods of darkness. The resultant enhancement in situational awareness achieved when using NVGs, increases light safety during night VFR operations. FAA is constrained with a lack of requisite regulatory and guidance infrastructure to adequately facilitate the civil request for use in NVGs within the National Airspace System (NAS) Appliances and Equipment, is formed and tasked to develop: operational concept and operational requirements for NVG implementation into the NAS, minimum operational performance standards for NVGs, and training guidelines and considerations for NVG operations. This paper provides a historical perspective on use of NVGs within the NAS, the status of SC-196 work in progress, FAA integration of SC-196 committee products and the harmonization effort between EUROCAEs NVG committee and SC- 196.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4361, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VI, (22 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.437990
Show Author Affiliations
James G. Winkel, Litton Electro-Optical Systems (United States)
Lorelei Faber, Federal Aviation Administration (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4361:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VI
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Henry J. Girolamo; Clarence E. Rash, Editor(s)

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