Intevac has developed the Apache camera to meet the specifications of the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) program. Intevac is the prime contractor for the program’s PNVS digital image intensifier which is integrated into the Apache helicopter’s nose turret.
The Apache camera incorporates Intevac’s ISIE11 extreme low-light sensor. Designed for nighttime and and low-light imaging conditions, our advanced sensor enables the camera to deliver clear imagery in conditions ranging from extreme darkness through the twilight transition period.
Apache’s optical window transfers input to the sensor from the external lens. The optical image is then focused onto the photocathode and the resulting photoelectrons are accelerated across a vacuum gap and proximity-focused on the back-illuminated CMOS anode.
The Apache camera detects light from laser pointers, improves visual acuity and resolution and eliminates the need for pilots to wear night vision goggles.
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