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U.S. Army sets sights on new night vision technology

U.S. Army sets sights on new night vision technology

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  2. what does she mean their weapon is thermal? I thought we just throw an IR beam on the rifle and just not aim down sight.?

  3. This type of nightvision is OLD NEWS…the NEW stuff in development (which I have used PERSONALLY!) is Wide-Field-of-View DIGITAL SENSOR nightvision where a large curved surface that forms the glasses (looks like a pair of Ski Goggles) is actually a single CURVED CMOS image sensor with 70 micron or larger photosites! Since a silicon wafer can now be made into a curved format, we can put micro-lenses ON EACH PHOTOSITE on that curved sensor surface to improve the light gathering capability. We also put a 2D-XY polarizing glass filter on the outside protective glass surface (usually thin film sapphire sprayed upon Gorilla Glass!) to reduce glare, and that each 70 micron photosite can gather so much light that night-time really DOES become daylight!

    The image is completely seamless and the INTERIOR of the glasses are a one-piece curved OLED curved display (exactly like what's on your smartphone) and you just need a diopter to allow the glasses to be worn close to the eyes allowing a 180 degrees field of view WITHOUT obstruction!

    The digital signal processing used to enhance edges, do inverse greyscale or greenscale and even a heat map is done on a body work compute device which also supplies power.

    If you want a a FUSION SENSOR which is sensitive to optical light bands in the 400 to 700 nanometres and IR (Infrared 700 to 1565 nm), and UV (Ultraviolet bands 10 to 400 nm) you interleave the photosites with one sensitive to each band and use a microlens and protective filter that is TRANSPARENT to each band (usually Quartz for IR band insensitivity, and other transparent ceramics for the UV bands)

    So the photosite array is then arranged as OPT-IR-UV, OPT-IR-UV from left to right and OPT-IR-UV from top to bottom of the curved sensor. The DSP (Digital Signal Processor) chip can then sample EACH optical, infrared and ultraviolet signal as a separate layer which can be overlaid upon each other in any desired order and visual transparency based upon a separate Alpha Transparency value which the final OLED display uses!

    So when you want to see a HEAT MAP based upon THERMAL IMAGING you bring the Infrared pixel layer to the front. If you want colour-vision optical daylight view then the OPT layer is brought forward. If you want to see things such as blood spots on trails, human or animal sweat or excrement trails, etc. then you use the Ultraviolet band (aka a Blacklight) layer. You can even merge ALL three to get a FUSION DISPLAY of all three sensor bands to find things specific to each EM (electromagnetic radiation band) all on one single display. The human eye is REALLY FAST at interpreting that information and will allow the warfighter to easily find their targets and ovoid hazards in ANY hostile environment!

    AND for the kicker, we can get this display down to a cost of LESS THAN $10,000 CANADIAN because the vision processing is done ALL on the warfighter's ruggedized smartphone while the sensor is a basic easy-to-manufacture curved CMOS plate encased in either Gorilla Glass for the Daylight version or about $13,000 CANADIAN for the multi-material FUSION IR/UV/OPT sensor. The smartphone does the DSP and display at 4096 by 2160 pixels 32 bit OPT-UV-IR-Alpha-Channel pixels at up to 60 frames per second for the lower end models and up to 240 frames per second for the high end models. 1.5x, 2x, 4x and 8x digital zoom of the incoming live-view image (with ONLY a one frame latency) is available at the touch of a carrier vest button or on-rifle button! No more auto-gating issues as modern DSP takes care of the glare, bright lights, fringing, video noise, etc.



  4. Why not just send these soldiers into the DC swamp and clean up the 5th column Traitors..

    Then no more wars..

  5. they should set their sites on not letting commies into West Point, and dress wearing fruitcakes selling out America

  6. need more batteries…solar/CAPACITOR tech is very cool, such as in cheap watches now, never have to change battery. So, if could last full night mission then charge up while sleep. and with battery backup, capacitor primary.

  7. In today's wars,the easiest way to tell the difference between a threat and a non-threat is by observing what type of gun they're holding.The U.S military doesn't use the AK47.The enemy uses the AK47.If you developed gun-recognition technology to the same level as facial recognition technology, threat or non-threat determinations could be made in milliseconds,with a threat signaled with a red marker,and a non-threat signaled with a green marker.The good guys don't use AK47's.

  8. I think Russia deployed that tech like 2 years ago where a soldier doesnt have to expose themselves and they can look right through a corner.

  9. Won't be long before the enemy gets them, too! Just in time for the next war! Can you imagine holding your weapon around the corner and firing it? What? no kick? Maybe they just should use robots to fight our wars!

  10. Really…..''cool features''……doesn't know where to start.

    Hey Fox……is there a shortage of military experts……with real life experience with this type of equipment……..that could have done the presentation?


  11. this is awesome …my husband used to have to make night parachute jumps and I think this could help with that too..I know that its out there but I hope they have body heat sensor,this would have really helped in Nam

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