Accession Number : AD0867286

Title :   Big Screen Night Observation Devices.

Descriptive Note : Final letter rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s) : White, Ben O., Jr

Report Date : 30 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The second-generation Big Screen Night Observation Device was evaluated in RVN to determine the viewers effectiveness and suitability for use in a combat environment. The device was evaluated by six major units under varying climatic conditions. The viewer is a tripod-mounted night vision device in which the image is projected upon the eyepiece screen. This permits relatively comfortable viewing for long periods of time at light levels as low as starlight (moonless night) conditions. Using artificial light sources (flares, near-infrared searchlights), the viewer performs effectively on moonless nights with heavy overcast. Some mechanical problems require corrections. It was recommended that the viewer be deployed to RVN with a BOI of one device for each combat arms company size unit following the correction of deficiencies and shortcomings. Additional viewers for major units and separate installations should be determined by HQ USARV on a case-by-case basis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NIGHT WARFARE, IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS)), (*IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), RELIABILITY), NIGHT SKY, NIGHT VISION, SUPPORTS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, COMBAT SURVEILLANCE, VISIBILITY, SCREENS(DISPLAYS), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, VIETNAM.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE