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Development Of Low-Cost Military Night Vision Goggles For Individual Use
Author(s): R. J. Benjamin; P. M. Weaver
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Paper Abstract

The historical background, of U.S. Army individual night vision, goggles is briefly traced and the current status is summarized, leading to the conclusion that a dramatic reduction in unit cost is essential for maximum military utilization of such devices. System. requirements are outlined for low cost night vision goggles. A. current development program is described in which low cost is achieved by use of one image intensifier tube, by extensive use of injection molded aspheric plastic optical elements and by molded Plastic mechanical components. System concepts and design. considerations are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0193, Optical Systems in Engineering I, (29 November 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957886
Show Author Affiliations
R. J. Benjamin, Bell & Howe Company (United States)
P. M. Weaver, U S. Army ERADCOM (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0193:
Optical Systems in Engineering I
Paul R. Yoder, Editor(s)

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