Driving Miss Night Vision Goggles (NVGs)

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  • Driving Miss Night Vision Goggles (NVGs)

    1. 1. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Night OperationsDepth Perception Height and DistanceVisual Acuity Terrain Features & ObstaclesNight Vision Techniques Effective Night OperationsNVG VGT-01
    2. 2. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Anatomy of the EyeNVG VGT-02
    3. 3. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Types of Vision DAYLIGHT HOURS PHOTOPIC MESOPIC DAWN, DUSK, MID-LIGHT SCOTOPIC DAYLIGHT HOURSNVG VGT-03
    4. 4. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Self-Imposed Stresses • Smoking • Alcohol • Fatigue • Nutrition • Physical Condition • SleepNVG VGT-04
    5. 5. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Night Vision Scanning TechniquesNVG VGT-05
    6. 6. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Depth Perception The quality of seeing objects as three-dimensional solids in space.NVG VGT-06
    7. 7. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Distance Estimation/Depth PerceptionNVG VGT-07
    8. 8. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Sources of Ambient Light • The Moon • Background Lighting • Artificial Lights • Solar Lights • LasersNVG VGT-08
    9. 9. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS What are Night Vision GogglesNight Vision Goggles are devices that make anobject more visible during periods of low lightlevels. Their performance is directly related to the amount of light available, such as starlight and moonlight.NVG VGT-09
    10. 10. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Advantages Better view of the surrounding area and object identification at night NVGs make it possible to: Read Patrol Provide medical aid At night Drive without the Walk help of lights Observe the enemyNVG VGT-10
    11. 11. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Disadvantages Performance is reduced in rain, haze, fog, snow or smoke. Visual acuity is reduced. Limited field of view. Reduced depth perception. Overconfidence. Focal range.NVG VGT-11
    12. 12. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Infrared Illuminator The IR (INFRARED) ILLUMINATOR makes the NVG an active system capable of being detected by THE THREAT.NVG VGT-12
    13. 13. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS General Characteristics • Single-color Viewing • Monochromatic Adaptation • Dark Adaptation • Spatial DisorientationNVG VGT-13
    14. 14. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Tube DefectsNVG VGT-14
    15. 15. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS AN/PVS-5 SERIES NVGNVG VGT-15A1
    16. 16. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS AN/PVS-5 SERIES NVGNVG VGT-15A2
    17. 17. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS AN/PVS-5 SERIES NVGNVG VGT-15A3
    18. 18. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS AN/PVS-7A SERIES NVGNVG VGT-15B1
    19. 19. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS AN/PVS-7A SERIES NVGNVG VGT-15B2
    20. 20. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS AN/PVS-7B SERIES NVGNVG VGT-15C1
    21. 21. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS AN/PVS-7B SERIES NVGNVG VGT-15C2
    22. 22. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Effects of Light • Vehicle Lighting • Instrument Lighting • Lasers • Artificial Lights • Ambient Light LevelNVG VGT-16
    23. 23. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Hazard Range Limitation Graph Ground Speed limitationsNVG VGT-17
    24. 24. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Driver Preparation • Keep physically fit. • Eat a well-balanced meal. • Get adequate rest. • Avoid self-medication. • Avoid the use of tobacco and alcohol. • Avoid bright lights after dark adaptation. • Avoid bright sunlight during the day.NVG VGT-18
    25. 25. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Driving with Goggles • Developed through continuous practice. • Awareness of NVG CAPABILITIES and LIMITATIONS is KEY • EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: - Effects of oncoming headlights - Tube failure while driving - Vehicle breakdown procedures - Low battery light indicator  Speed Discipline  Communication  Assistant Operator ResponsibilitiesNVG VGT-19
    26. 26. NIGHT VISION GOGGLE DRIVING OPERATIONS Driving With The NVGPhase I:Drive a vehicle on a designated route in DAYLIGHT conditions.Phase II:Drive a vehicle on a designated route at night with vehicle headlightson (without NVGs).Phase III:• Perform pre-operational NVG procedures.• Perform vehicle PMCS (before OP) while wearing NVG.• Drive a designated route at night with NVGs.• Identify signs, route markings, ditches, etc.• Perform post-operational NVG procedures.• Perform vehicle PMCS (after OP) while wearing NVGs.NVG VGT-20 SAFETY FIRST !!!

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