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Pocket Size Night Vision Aid
Author(s): David K. Anderson
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Paper Abstract

The earliest U.S. electro-optical work to remove the cover of darkness centered around the development in the 1950's of an infrared image tube. This infrared image tube detected targets illuminated by covert infrared search-lights and converted their images to visible displays. The best known device using this technology was the "sniperscope" which had the obvious disadvantage of being an active system. That is, the IR search-light was needed to covertly illuminate the target and could be rather easily detected by a sophisticated enemy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 1973
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0033, Solving Problems in Security, Surveillance and Law Enforcement with Optical Instrumentation, (20 February 1973); doi: 10.1117/12.953632
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David K. Anderson, Night Vision Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0033:
Solving Problems in Security, Surveillance and Law Enforcement with Optical Instrumentation
Lucien Biberman; Frederick A. Rosell, Editor(s)

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