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USAF/USN fixed-wing night vision: the mission
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Paper Abstract

The addition of night vision devices (NVDs) to military fixed wing aircraft has resulted in the most significant increase in operational capability since the advent of computer controlled weapon systems and flight controls. This paper will briefly discuss the operational enhancements and limitations afforded by the application of NVDs to fixed wing aircraft, and then more thoroughly discuss a few of the lessons learned from testing and employment as seen from the eyes of operators. For the purpose of this paper, the term NVD will refer to both night vision goggles (NVGs) and forward-looking infrared (FLIR) systems. Other aircraft systems contributing to the night mission will be briefly discussed later in the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1695, Helmet-Mounted Displays III, (30 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131947
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Joseph Charles Antonio, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1695:
Helmet-Mounted Displays III
Thomas M. Lippert, Editor(s)

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