SA Photonics announced today a digital night vision system. The High Resolution Night Vision System (HRNVS) makes you look like a Cyborg. The company combined a night vision system with an Head mounted display. The optics are located on top of the massive helmet. The cool thing about this is that the HRNVS offers over 82.5 degree field of view. This is more than double FOV of most other night vision systems.
There are actually four optics mounted on the helmet to achieve this wide field of view. The HRNVS has other advantages compared to existing systems, such as reduced peripheral obscuration, reduced forward projection and swept volume, zero-halo, and the capabilities for digital image enhancement, recording night vision imagery and overlaying symbology.
This new night vision system is giving pilots a higher resolution vision with a wider field of view during night missions. SA Photonics will present the HRNVS at the 2011 SPIE Defnese, Security and Sensing Symposium in Orlando on April 28th.