Maintaining the Night Vision Advantage

Richardson, Doug
October 2003
Armada International;Oct/Nov2003, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p26
Discusses night vision (NV) systems and development efforts aimed at improving its performance in night combat. Overview of the multichannel plates (MCP) underlying NV systems or image intensifying tubes; Range of manufacturing techniques used by Litton Systems Inc. to produce a tube with an unfilmed MCP; System architecture devised by Thomson-CSF Optronics Canada to mount the system in military vehicles; Team up between ITT Industries Night Vision and Raytheon Corp. to develop techniques for fusing imagery.


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