Accession Number:

ADA413134

Title:

Transmissivity and Night Vision Goggle Compatibility Data for Select Aircraft Transparencies

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1998-Sep 2002

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

376.0

Abstract:

This document is a compilation of spectral transmissivity data measured from numerous aircraft transparencies. The spectral transmissivity of each part was measured from wavelengths of 450 nm through 950 nm. Some parts were also measured at several different angles relative to the optical axis of the spectroradiometric instrument. The measurements yielded both visible light and near infrared NIR spectra. The NIR data were used to calculate night vision goggle-weighted transmissivity TNVG values Pinkus and Task, 1997. TNVG is a measure of a transparencys compatibility when it is used in conjunction with night vision goggles NVGs. NVGs utilize the NIR portion 600 nm through 950 nm of the night sky ambient illumination. Generally speaking, the higher the TNVG coefficient, the higher the NVG visual performance Pinkus Task, 1998a Pinkus Task, 1997.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE