Small Portable Night Vision System

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Researchers
Hong Hua
Professor, Optical Sciences
Stanley Pau
Professor, Optical Sciences
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Amy Phillips
Sr. Licensing Manager (520) 621-9579

Invention

The technology is a night vision system that is compact enough to be head-worn. Bringing together a light-weight optical system with a novel sensor, the system offers direct line-of-sight imaging in three wavelength ranges in a portable 35mm x 40mm x 25mm package.  Further, the free-form optical design yields high resolution and contrast.

Background

Conventional night vision systems are robust and ruggedized, but also suffer from being heavy and cumbersome. Neck and eye fatigue result from the uncomfortable form factor of existing systems.  In addition, the footprint consumes consumes valuable real estate within a helmet.

Advantages

  • More portable than current night vision systems
  • Achieves high performance and contrast in three wavelength ranges
  • Frees us space on the head or within a helmet for other tools

Applications

  • Search and rescue
  • Aerial forest fire detection
  • Hunting

Inventors

Stanley Pau

Hong Hua

Contact

Amy Phillips

Licensing Manager, Tech Launch Arizona

AmyP@TLA.arizona.edu

Refer to case number UA15-111