TNVC & Night Goggles, Inc. Limited Lifetime Warranty
TNVC BNVG-M ARTEMIS Binocular Night Vision Goggle - L3Harris "SuperGain" White Phosphor
AIRIX ARMOR Presents the TNVC ARTEMIS with L3HARRIS SuperGain White Phosphor Tubes!
The ARTEMIS is MODULAR and may use either ANVIS(Ball-Detent) or BNVS(Dovetail) mounts - but it only comes with one (you may of course switch it out in the future - but make sure to order the version you want!)
***2376+ Min. FOM***
***ALL TNVC NIGHT VISION SYSTEMS ARE SEMI-CUSTOM UNITS BUILT TO ORDER. CURRENT LEAD TIME ON THE Artemis SuperGain is 6-10 Weeks for ANVS and BNVS Variants***
The latest image intensifier tube technology from L3Harris, and is one of the most significant evolutions in Generation 3 night vision systems and performance since the introduction of Unfilmed technology and available only at TNVC as a new premium option.
Over the years, TNVC has been fully committed to making the very best and most advanced, High-Performance MIL-SPEC, duty-ready night vision, thermal, and visual augmentation systems technology available to ALL customers.
Manufactured by L3Harris and distributed by TNVC and AIRIX ARMOR, SuperGain Unfilmed White Phosphor image intensifier tubes are already in use with the United States military, including Special Operations Forces in some of the DoDfts most elite formations. These new SuperGain image intensifiers increase the Luminance Gain (Gain) specification from the standard 40,000-80,000 fL/fc for OMNI VIII to between 100,000-120,000 fL/fc, greatly increasing the image intensifiers ability to amplify and collect light, resulting in a noticeably brighter image with increased low light performance and extending operational envelope and ability to see into dark areas.
SuperGain image intensifier tubes have undergone extensive testing both by the U.S. Armyfts Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) at Fort Belvoir as well as USSOCOM and other Special Operations Forces organizations, and are currently being fielded and in-service around the world in the newest, most technologically advanced night vision systems in the force, including the AN/PSQ-42 ENVG-B Advanced Goggle as well as panoramic fusion goggles.
From the end-users perspective, the SuperGain tubes will be noticeably brighter than standard Unfilmed White Phosphor tubes under most conditions and will provide more useable information in extreme darkness. However, the most significant difference that users in the field will see is the ability to see deeper into dark corners and underbrush, allowing them to detect potential threats beyond the range of typical image intensifiers. This can be a significant advantage in both urban areas / inside of structures as well as in more rural areas with vegetation and heavy canopy and subterranean operations.
While many consumers, both government and commercial have been focused on FOM (Signal to Noise Ratio multiplied by Center Resolution expressed in lp/mm) as a metric for image intensifier performance and image quality, with manufacturers pushing the envelope of performance through improved methods and processes.
Luminance Gain is typically set by the manufacturer, and is the measure of how well an image intensifier can amplify light, and is one of the most critically important factors of image intensifier performancein fact, the term Failure, in MTTF (Mean Time To Failure), commonly used to describe tube longevity and durability and expressed in terms of hours, is broadly understood to represent a roughly 50% loss of Luminance Gain.
Nevertheless, Gain has typically been set by the manufacturers at a lower setting (in accordance with MIL-SPECs) due to concerns that too much Gain could lead to increased and undesirable noise in the image, which can be true with lower performance tubes. However, with modern advances in tube manufacturing processes and consistency, L3Harris has been able to increase average tube performance by over 50% in the last six years, with modern tubes having less noise overall, allowing L3Harris to increase the tube Gain, and therefore increasing the amount of useful information provided to the user without the same levels of increased noise.
In order to maximize the benefits of the increased Gain and ensure image quality these new SuperGain systems from TNVC will ONLY be available with a minimum Figure of Merit (FOM) specification of 2376+, the highest minimum performance specification currently available to the wide market, and with actual average tube performance exceeding that of current USSOCOM specifications.
Not only do SuperGain tubes provide improved light amplification and more information to the user, but effects can be felt on the users end as wellthe overall brighter image allows the pupil to remain smaller, even in low light conditions where image intensifier tubes begin to dim, effectively improving the users vision and allowing them to take full advantage of the information provided by the SuperGain tube as well as reduce eye fatigue from long term use. Meanwhile, neither image intensifier life, nor reliability are affected, with SuperGain tubes being every bit as durable and reliable as typical Unfilmed White Phosphor image intensifier tubes.
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Experience the latest evolution of Image Intensified Night Vision devices from L3Harris, being used in the toughest conditions for the most critical missions by U.S. DoD and Tier 1 Special Operations worldwide.
Available NOW, at AIRIX ARMOR!
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The first Night Vision Goggle designed and built in-house at TNVC, the TNV/BNVG-M (Binocular Night Vision Goggle Modular) also known as the Artemis, is an End-User Centric, ground-optimized, ruggedized Binocular Night Vision System. Named after the Greek goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, and the moon, the Artemis is a fixed bridge system with a hybrid 7075 aluminum bridge and high-strength polymer optical pods with a modular chassis and power supplies allowing multiple different mounting and power configurations.
The TNV/BNVG-M Artemis SuperGain is built with new-production L3Harris Gen. 3 Un-Filmed White Phosphor SuperGain image intensifier tubes. SuperGain is the latest image intensifier tube technology from L3Harris, and is one of the most significant evolutions in Generation 3 night vision systems and performance since the introduction of Unfilmed technology and available only at TNVC and AIRIX ARMOR.
SuperGain image intensifier tubes are already in use with the United States military, including Tier 1 Special Operations Forces in some of the DODs most elite formations. These new SuperGain image intensifiers increase the Luminance Gain (Gain) specification from the standard 40,000-80,000 fL/fc for OMNI VIII to between 100,000-120,000 fL/fc, greatly increasing the image intensifiers ability to amplify and collect light, resulting in a noticeably brighter image with increased low light performance and extending operational envelope and ability to see into dark areas. In addition, all TNVC SuperGain systems have a 2376+ Minimum Figure of Merit (FOM) specification, the highest performance level available to the wide market.
One of the main design goals behind the Artemis was to create a simple, rugged, end-user focused ground goggle that was scalable and configurable for multiple users and multiple purposes with a strong focus on human interfaces and human engineering factors.
While the initial inspiration from the AN/AVS-6/9 ANVIS and F5050 (AN/PVS-23) goggles, the Artemis was ruggedized, updated, and upgraded, resulting in a completely new goggle design based on our experience as end-users and the advances that have been made to night vision goggle technology in the years since those systems were designed.
One of the primary features of the Artemis is the modular power supply, or MPS. The Modular Power Supply allows for multiple different configurations of the goggle and compatibility with multiple mount systems, this is especially important for organizations or units that use multiple different types of helmet and mount systems, as well as allowing the Artemis to be adaptable to other mounting configurations without altering the basic goggle itself.
The first two modular power supplies available will be an ANVIS-style ball-detent power supply, that uses aviation style mounts or mounts like the Wilcox GSGM and AB Night Vision STORM, as well as the on-board power BNVS or dovetail MPS.
The BNVS power supplies features both a compartment for an onboard CR123 battery providing over 25 hours of battery life, as well as a BNVD-style external power connector, allowing it to be used with external power supplies such as the L3Harris Cold Weather Battery Pack or CR123 Battery Power Supply for over 50 hours of battery life. Other power supply interfaces are also being developed.
By consolidating the power supply and controls into a modular assembly, the Artemis not only allows users to configure the goggle a way that best suits their needs, but also eliminates any extraneous mechanisms or controls on the goggle itself, like redundant battery compartments or power switches when utilizing powered mount interfaces.
The chassis system consists of the fixed bridge and optical pods containing the image intensifier tubes, as well as IPD adjustment mechanism, onboard IR illuminator, and the tilt adjustment mechanism for the ANVS power supply.
The Modular Power Supplies are user-configurable, and can be easily switched out by the end user utilizing a single Allen wrench and removing the four screws on either side of the MPS, and lifting out the power supply.
Both the chassis and modular power supplies are all individually serialized using MIL-STD-130 compliant IUID labels for inventory and batch tracking. The initial variant of the Artemis will come standard with a low near IR reflectivity FDE Cerakote finish and is compatible with standard, MIL-SPEC PVS-14 style ground optimized optics as well as lightweight optical lens assemblies.
The Artemis was designed with extensive user feedback from current and former professional end users. The Artemis features a centrally located IR illuminator. The absence of a battery compartment in the usual position between the tubes allows the user a nearly unobstructed view between the tubes in transitional or mixed lighting conditions.
The chassis pivot and adjustment shelf bridge is machined aluminum, while the optical pod housings are made from high-strength machined polymer. The IR illumination control is located on the left side of the bridge and protected by a raised and contoured fence, reducing the risk of accidental activation, while also making it easy to find and utilize in a deliberate way in the dark and while wearing gloves.
In the BNVS configuration, the power button is located in the rear of the battery compartment and also protected from accidental activation, while also placing it in a convenient location when used with push-button style dovetail helmet mounts. Again, human engineering factors and user interface were a critical part of the design process, and the Artemis utilized HFE data compiled in the design of military-issued goggle systems like the AN/PVS-31, GPNVG, FGE, ANVIS, and others for adjustment ranges, eye relief, and other critical dimensions.
Even small considerations have been taken into account, including retention loops that are compatible with most retention and stabilization systems, including traditional hook-style bungees, carabiner clip style bungees and retention devices, shock cord, and others, and positioned in such a way to prevent kinking or twisting when attached.
The Artemis also features IPD adjustment markings, allowing users to set and record their IPD adjustments, ensuring accurate and repeatable adjustment, even for multiple users, allowing for perfect optical alignment, which can be important for professional users, as night vision optical lenses and image intensifier tubes are designed to provide the greatest clarity, image quality, and fidelity in the center of the image, hence the use of the center resolution metric.
The TNV/BNVG-M Artemis SuperGain is covered under TNVCfts industry leading Lifetime Limited Warranty, and is available either as a complete system in either the ANVS or BNVS configuration, or as a stand-alone housing. Modular power supplies will also be available separately, and additional versions are in development and will be able to be developed as new products continue to be introduced to the market.
AIRIX ARMOR Sells this product with a full warranty through TNVC, Inc. TNVC, Inc. and Night Goggles, Inc. warrants this product for the lifetime of the product and guarantees this product to be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use, and transferable by the owner assuming that the product otherwise still falls within the scope of this warranty. In the event that a defect covered by this warranty occurs TNVC, Inc. or Night Goggles, Inc., at its discretion, will either repair or replace the product. Such action on the part of TNVC, Inc. or Night Goggles, Inc. shall be the full extent of the companys liability, and the customers sole and exclusive remedy. This warranty applies to all TNV and NGI-branded Night Vision Device housing systems, and furthermore warrants that all Image Intensifier Tubes will be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship under normal use for a period of 10 years after the original date of purchase. This warranty does not cover:
- Products that were used in other than normal and customary manner.
- Products that were misused.
- Products that were altered, modified, or repaired by the customer or a party other than TNVC, Inc.
- Products that were discontinued by the manufacturer and either parts or replacement units are not available due to reasons beyond the control of TNVC, Inc.
- Damage, defects, or failures resulting from use that would be construed by any reasonable person as normal and expected wear and tear.
AIRIX ARMOR & TNVC, Inc. shall not be responsible for any defects or damage that in the companys opinion, resulted from the mishandling, abuse, misuse, improper storage, or improper operation, including use in conjunction with equipment which is electrically or mechanically incompatible with or of inferior quality to the product, as well as failure to maintain the environmental conditions specified by the manufacturer. This includes using rechargeable batteries, storing the product with batteries installed, or battery compartment corrosion due to faulty battery. Warranty claims falling outside of the scope of these written warranty terms may incur repair, labor, and shipping fees charged to the customer.
Customer is hereby notified that operation of the equipment during daylight or under excessive light conditions may permanently damage the image intensifier tube. While all TNV and NGI systems are auto-gated, they are not able to withstand exposure to constant light including, but not limited to, light sources, weapon sights, laser radiation. Auto-gated Image Intensifier Tubes are designed to stand up to nighttime battlefield light conditions, but prolonged exposure to any light source will still cause damage.
No other warranties except for this one apply to this product, including, but not limited to written, oral, statutory, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty or merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, shall apply to this product.
Export of Night Vision Equipment or related accessories (such as manuals) is strictly regulated by the US Department of State in accordance with the guidelines of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). It is a major crime to ship or carry US manufactured night vision devices outside the borders of the United States, punishable by fines and prison sentences. Ignorance of these regulations will not hold up in court. By purchasing night vision equipment from AIRIX ARMOR, you attest that you will not attempt to export or carry this night vision equipment outside the borders of the United States. Also, it illegal to allow a non-US Citizen to look through US Gen3 Night Vision Devices, even on US soil. Again, this is a crime punishable by fines and prison sentences.
|Dimensions||4.7?(L) x 4.2?(W) x 2.8?(H)|
|Weight||21 oz. (BNVS Configuration with Battery)|
|Warranty||Lifetime System Warranty & 10 Year Warranty on image intensifiers|
|Intensifier Tubes||L3Harris SuperGain 10160UWH-OID (x2)|
|Luminance Gain||100,000-120,000 fL/fc|
|Minimum Figure of Merit (FOM)||2376+|
|Gain Control||Automatic Brightness Control (ABC)|
|Ocular Lens||+2 to -6|
|Focus||9.8? to Infinity|
|Finish||Low NIR FDE Cerakote|
|Power||Modular Power Supplies|
|Battery Life (CR123)||Approx. 30 Hours at Room Temp. w/ Standard CR123|
|Included||Tube/System Factory Data Sheets, Soft Carry Case, Daylight Filter Covers (x2)|