Automatic Focusing Night Vision Goggles

Period of Performance: 05/08/1998 - 02/08/1999

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Physical Optics Corp.
1845 West 205th Street Array
Torrance, CA 90501
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop automatically focusing night vision goggles for night or low illumination operations of military and civil personnel. The proposed device will be supplied with a new type of interferometric range finder, based on lateral shear interferometry principles. The executive mechanism for focusing will be a special SLM device. This mechanical free focusing method will be reliable and fast. All proposed elements will be available in mass production, so the goggles will be low cost and reliable.