Documentation - Image Intensifier Tubes for Night Vision

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How a Photonis Image Intensifier Tube works

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Night Vision and Image Intensifiers market

Photonis extends its decade long relation with the Japanese Defense Forces and further improves sensors and systems for night vision in close collaboration. By doing so, Photonis will help to ensure that Japanese Defense Forces will be always ahead of the threat.

Read in English our complete article to learn more about Photonis’ image intensifier tubes technology.

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暗視装置とイメージ・インテンシファイア市場

暗視装置とイメージ・インテンシファイア市場

Photonis extends its decade long relation with the Japanese Defense Forces and further improves sensors and systems for night vision in close collaboration. By doing so, Photonis will help to ensure that Japanese Defense Forces will be always ahead of the threat.

Read in Japanese our complete article to learn more about Photonis’ image intensifier tubes technology.

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XD-4 Image Intensifier Tube

With more than 500.000 image intensifier tubes sold, the Photonis XD-4 image intensifier tube is a proven performer. The XD-4 is found globally in operations. With a good signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), a high figure of merit (FOM) and small halo, the XD-4 is the image intensifier tube that allows users to win through the night by providing quality performance at a competitive price.

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XR5 Image Intensifier Tube

As the evolution of the trusted XD-4 image intensifier, the XR5 image intensifier offers an improved performance. With higher figure-of-merit (FOM) values and better signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) the XR5 image intensifier tube delivers the users a better performance throughout the night.

Technical Note

Auto-Gating

Auto-Gatin (ATG) function was designed to improve the BSP feature to be faster and to keep the best resolution and contrast at all times. It is particularly suitable for Aviator’s Night Vision goggles, operations in urban areas or for special operations...

Technical Note

Black Spots

Black Spots are cosmetic blemishes that may originate from fixed particles inside the I2 tube or in the fiber optic. Small size black spots in the I2 tube are inherent to the manufacturing process and do not affect the performance or reliability of the device...

Technical Note

Development of Night Vision

The first night vision devices were introduced during World War II. Generation 0 devices did not actually amplify ambient light, but rather allowed a user to see near‐infrared light. These so‐called active devices required the use of a large infrared light source to illuminate targets, and consequently were easily detectable by opposing forces using similar equipment...

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