A Field Evaluation of the Compatibility of the Protective Integrated Hood Mask with ANVIS Night Vision Goggles
Final rept. Jan-Mar 1990
LOGICON TECHNICAL SERVICES INC DAYTON OH
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An evaluation was conducted to determine potential compatibility problems found while wearing the Protective Integrated Hook Mask PIHM with the Aviators Night Vision Imaging SystemsANVIS. The PIHM is worn under a standard HGU-55P helmet and is designed to protect USAF aircrew members in a chemical environment. ANVIS is mounted in the front of the PIHM visor using a special bracket. The evaluation consisted of tests performed at Pope AFB, NC using qualified C-130E crew members. Examinations of horizontal and vertical intensified fields of view, cockpit lighting capability, and a limited fit evaluation were conducted. Testing showed that ANVISPIHM viewing resulted in average losses of horizontal and vertical fields of view of 2.6 degrees and 2.1 degrees. C-130E cockpits lighting interference was not found when viewing through the AVISPIHM, or under the ANVIS through the PIHM visor. No significant problems in achieving proper fit with ANVISPIHM were found. Overall conclusions were that potential compatibility problems of ANVIS and PIHM integration can be reduced or eliminated with proper fit and adjustment of the ANVISPIHM.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Protective Equipment