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Absorptive bandpass filters for NVIS-compatible crewstations
Author(s): J. F. Rankowski
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Paper Abstract

Bandpass filters using absorptive materials were developed to filter the incandescent light sources commonly found in crewstations to provide lighting compatible with Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS). A discussion on how NVIS operate provides insight into the rationale behind the military specification for NVIS compatible lighting; the radiance and color of NVIS compatible lighting is also examined. To achieve the desired results, a filter designer will find a balance between four different interdependent parameters. Finally, recent developments in NVIS filter technology are examined to determine current trends.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2622, Optical Engineering Midwest '95, (18 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.216822
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J. F. Rankowski, Boeing Defense & Space Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2622:
Optical Engineering Midwest '95
Rudolph P. Guzik, Editor(s)

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