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Low Cost Night Vision System for High Speed Vessel Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRS57-02-C-10022
Agency Tracking Number: DTRS57-02-C-10022
Amount: $99,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2001
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
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1215 Jefferson Davis Highway Suite 1300
Arlington, VA 22202
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
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A concept for a low cost, high quality night vision system for use by coxswains and crew members during night intercepts that is capable of providing the visual acuity, depth perception and situational awareness necessary for high-speed maneuvers is a described. It allows the operator to see the sea state at night, safely maneuver a high speed boat and pursue covert intercepts. The helmet-mounted wide field of view (FOV) night vision goggle system proposed provides an innovative 150¿ by 50¿ FOV coverage and optically projects the I¿ imagery to infinity for relaxed forward viewing by the operator, and allows an unconstrained view of lighted instruments below the NVG¿s mounting position. With this system the coxswain is able to observe his real world environment through a visor display that presents unity magnification (1x) night vision imagery and permits him to use his central and peripheral vision to steer the pursuit boat.

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