Accession Number:

ADA279335

Title:

Vernier Acuity Through Night Vision Goggles

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Night vision goggles NVG are being used increasingly in military and civilian environments. Despite the use of these devices, relatively few tests exist to assess visual performance through NVGs. Hyperacuity tasks may provide a sensitive index of performance through night vision devices. In this study, grating vernier acuity was measured through NVGs. As reported previously, a power law relation was observed between vernier acuity and stimulus contrast. Comparison of vernier acuity with and without NVGs indicated that performance is limited by the contrast transfer of the device. Vernier acuity measurements can be used to assess the quality of vision and quantity of contrast transferred through night vision devices. Night vision goggles, Image intensifiers, Vernier acuity, Contrast sensitivity.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE