The directorate formed a digital night vision consortium with industry in 2011 to help pioneer digital image intensification
The technique is technically demanding and requires good image intensification
as well as the ability to anatomically reduce the sacroiliac joint or sacral fracture.
Although not proposing true fusion, the Flir Systems M32-C clip-on thermal imager allows the user to integrate the ability to see through total darkness -including fog, smoke, dust and most obscurants - onto standard image intensification
In less than 1.2 kg and within 185 x 130 x 75 mm that system provides day binocular with a x5 magnification and 6[degrees] field of view, a x3 image intensification
channel, a four-kilometre range Class 1 rangefinder and a digital compass with a [+ or -]10 mil azimuth and [+ or -]3 mil elevation accuracy In service in many countries, including Germany, the Moskito was selected for the British Fist modern soldier programme.
These devices used image intensification
Another consideration being addressed by several weapon sight manufacturers is the use of image intensification
and thermal imaging technology to allow the soldier to continue shooting in low ambient light conditions, and when the battlefield is obscured by smoke and dust.
The so-called sensor-fusion technology combines image intensification
, found in conventional night vision goggles, with thermal sensors, or forward-looking infrared, into a single image.
First developed by Army scientists in the 1950s, image intensification
is the technology behind the helicopter pilot's ANVIS and other night vision goggles (NVGs).
This is replaced by an image intensification
camera fusing both the NV and IR imagery and which is fitted into an Advanced Combat Helmet and then displayed on the soldier's monocular display.
However, image intensification
requires that there be sufficient light to intensify, which makes it ineffective in an Afghan cave.
in night vision devices is a process which takes available light from the night sky, both visible and invisible to the eye, and amplifies it to allow the user to see through the darkness via the device's eyepiece.
Their performance is now sufficiently improved to justify making them a key complementary addition to cheaper Image Intensification
One of them aims to combine traditional night-vision technology, called image intensification
, with thermal sensors.