Accession Number : ADA279338


Title :   Spatial Contrast Sensitivity through Aviator's Night Vision Imaging System


Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL


Personal Author(s) : Rabin, Jeff


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a279338.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : Visual acuity is often used to assess vision through image intensifying devices such as night vision goggles (NVG). Fewer attempts have been made to measure contrast sensitivity through NVGs. Such information would be useful to better understand contrast processing through NVGs under various stimulus conditions. In this study, computer-generated letter charts were used to measure, contrast sensitivity through third generation NVGs for a range of letter sizes. The red phosphor of a standard color monitor proved to be an effective stimulus for third generation devices. Different night sky conditions were simulated over a 3 log unit range. The results illustrate the profile of contrast sensitivity through third generation NVGs over a range of night sky conditions. Comparison of measurements through NVGs to measurements obtained without the device but at the same luminance and color distinguish between effects of luminance and noise on contrast sensitivity.


Descriptors :   *NIGHT VISION DEVICES , REPRINTS , CONTRAST , AVIATION GOGGLES , VISUAL ACUITY , LUMINANCE , FLIGHT CREWS , SENSITIVITY


Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE