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IPNVG fixed-focus diopter study
Author(s): Share-Dawn P. Angel
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Paper Abstract

Integrated Panoramic Night Vision Goggles (IPNVGs) are the prototype night vision goggles (NVGs) and may be the next generation of NVGs. The AN/AVS-9 (F-4949) NVGs, worn by Air Force aircrews, have continuously adjustable eyepieces (from +2.0 diopters (D) to -6.0 D). Unlike the F-4949s, IPNVGs have a fixed-focus eyepiece at -1.0 D. However, previous research has shown that some operators are very insistent that their visual acuity is impaired if they do not have eyepiece settings on the order -2.0 D or more, where they are currently setting their NVGs. The proposed solution is to provide “snap-on” lenses to the IPNVGs in order to obtain a selection of settings. The purpose of this study is to determine if NVGs with this discrete number (two) of “snap-on” lenses are acceptable or if additional lenses are required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5079, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VIII: Technologies and Applications, (8 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.485951
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Share-Dawn P. Angel, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5079:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VIII: Technologies and Applications
Clarence E. Rash; Colin E. Reese, Editor(s)

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