Datasheet | July 24, 2023

NVIS, Dual Mode, NVG Compatible Filters Datasheet

ZC&R, a division of Abrisa Technologies, has over 20 years of design and volume manufacturing experience for high-performance thin film coating solutions for Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) and Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible lighting and displays.

ZC&R collaborates with customers to tailor NVIS coating solutions to meet the performance defined by MIL-STD-3009 when mated to THEIR chosen light emitter and display. Our thin film engineers will define the coating specs needed for the integrated assembly to meet the NVG compatibility limits on red and NIR radiance limits, cut-off and slope requirements with industry leading high throughput performance. After validation, we launch into production with a Copy Exact process for a repeatable and consistent result. We gladly support new designs as your technology roadmap evolves.

NVIS allows authorized personnel to view instrumentation displays for monitoring, navigation, controls, and communication in total darkness while preventing detection by unwanted parties. NVG’s, however, can get oversaturated by too much radiance in the deep red/NIR leading to blooming. Special NVG compatible filters and display enhancement glass is needed to suppress the unwanted emissions and maintain the contrast needed for optimal viewing performance.

Military Night Vision Compatibility Standard, MIL-STD-3009, was issued in 2001, with detailed chromaticity, spectral performance, cut-off wavelengths, and limits to NIR radiance required of NVIS displays and lighting so as to be deemed NVG compatible. Many available NVIS filter solutions were optimized to work with specific light source and display output characteristics popular in the past. Unfortunately, these solutions do not guarantee meeting MIL-STD-3009 when mated to newer brighter LED sources and updated LCD and OLED displays with their higher throughput efficiency and different spectral radiance characteristics. ZC&R Coatings for Optics is Your Total Solution Partner for NVIS filters designed and optimized to meet STD-3009 when mated with YOUR displays and light sources so you can focus on new system builds and retrofit modernization.


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