ENVGEnhanced Night Vision Goggles
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Because the FWS-I wirelessly transmits a video signal of the weapon sight to the ENVG III, a soldier will be able to accurately fire his weapon without having to bring the weapon up to eye level.
When you wear the AN/PSQ-20, you also need to wear the ENVG ACH cover.
PEO Soldier has been working on a fused imaging system since 2000 and is still perfecting the ENVG. A digital update will soon use digital image processing to improve image clarity.
The ENVG combines traditional image-intensification technology with an uncooled, thermal sensor.
Kevin Smith, assistant product manager for soldier maneuver sensors, said the ENVG III has already undergone operational examinations.
High drain devices such as the AN/PSQ-20, 20A, 20B Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG), AN/PAS-13 Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) and the AN/PED-5 Laser Target Locator Module (LTLM), benefit most from lithium non-rechargeable batteries.
The ENVG is a helmet-mounted, passive-image-intensification and thermal device that incorporates both I2 and long-wave infrared sensors into a single integrated system.
To bring this plan to fruition, the Army is buying a new version of its "enhanced night vision goggle," or ENVG, and designing a family of sights for different types of weapons.
Merging image intensification with thermal vision technology, engineers have developed the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle (ENVG) AN/PSQ-20 as a single, helmet-mounted passive device.
The ENVG, known in the Army as AN/PSQ-20, ensures optical overlay of images provided by its image intensification tube and its 320 x 240 infrared micro-bolometers, which respectively offer a 38[degrees] and a 28[degrees] diagonal field of view.