|Night Vision Technology|
Night vision devices sense radiation on a wavelength that is not visible to the human eye. They then convert the image to one that is visible.
There are three ways night vision devices can work:
Image intensification works by capturing light on a charged photocathode plate. This creates a pattern of electrons that are converted by specialized equipment to a different light frequency that is visible to the human eye. The equipment then provides a picture of what was previously “invisible” to the operator. All image intensified night vision products produce a green image. Image intensified night vision devices have been created to different standards of quality and technical advancement. These levels are known as Generations.
GEN III FILMLESS