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Binocular Multispectral Adaptive Imaging System (BMAIS)

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Sage Technologies Ltd Warminster United States

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The Binocular Multispectral Adaptive Imaging System BMAIS is being developed as a replacement for night vision goggles that will also facilitate the integration of other sensor and systems that are part of the pilots situational awareness in the cockpit and overall mission operational environment. The development approach is structured to accommodate the technology advances of the sensors and displays in order to realize the performance enhancements afforded by the technology evolution in those respective areas. BMAIS is a binocular helmet mounted imaging system that features dual shortwave infrared SWIR cameras, embedded image processors and dual electronic displays to present the imagery to the pilot. The system is ergonomically designed to be light weight with a component distribution to minimize the moment arm on the helmet. The unit supports sophisticated image processing with adaptive fusion, and the integration of external aircraft systems to include sensor imagery, embedded symbology and other aircraftmission data. The system is fully digital allowing image enhancement algorithms and fusion of other sensor sites such as forward looking infrared FLIR and other aircraft subsystems. BMAIS is attached to the helmet via the standard banana clip on the HGU-55P helmet.

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  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

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