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API Technologies introduces night vision device test set

Aerospace & Defense

October 1, 2014

API Technologies Corp., a leading provider of high performance RF/microwave, power and security solutions for high-reliability applications, now offers a Night Vision Device (NVD) test set that helps military personnel determine the quality of function of standard Gen II and Gen III night vision devices.

Designed to test goggles, weapon sights, and drivers’ viewers, API’sNVD test set (#A3139775 / NSN 6625-01-323-9584 / TS-4348/UV) can be used in the field offering soldiers a “go” or “no-go” response to ensure that GEN II and GEN III night vision devices are working per specifications.

The NVDtest set provides a Near Infrared (NIR), uniformly-illuminated target within the unit that indicates if the user’s night vision device is out of calibration or not performing accurately. A toggle switch allows users to select high and low light level conditions, while a second toggle switch allows users to choose between Gen II and Gen III night vision devices.

API’s NVDtest set meets MIL-STD 810 requirements for shock and vibration as well as MIL-STD-461 EMI/EMC requirements. The resolution target of the widely accepted 1951 USAF resolution test pattern conforms to MIL-STD-150A.

Weighing just 400 g, the easy-to-use NVDtest set is powered by commercially available 9 V batteries and has a lifespan of 10,000 MTBF (mean time between failures.) The NVD test set comes standard with a connector adapter, viewer adapter, resilient adapter, lens tissue, carrying bag, and shipping/storage case.

Technical Specifications

  • Evaluates performance of Gen II and Gen III devices. Users can select parameters using toggle switches. This includes choosing between Gen II and Gen III devices as well as high and low light level conditions
  • Light source measured at 800 nm
  • Output collimation is infinity +0.00, -0.02 diopters
  • Night Vision Device test set units meet shock and vibration and EMI/EMC per MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-461 respectively
  • Powered by 9 V batteries
  • Lifespan of 10,000 MTBF

The product joins API Technologies’ Power and Systems Solutions product line, which features a number of products targeted to the defense and homeland security communities, including the Cobra Sight™ laser aiming system and Edison Award™- winning Hawk-i™ video aiming system for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots. For more information, about these and other products, visit http://power.apitech.com, call 1-888-588-3448, or email powersales@apitech.com.