Navy moves forward with ARGTV for surveillance

Aug. 18, 2004
Quebec, Canada, August 18, 2004--The U.S. Navy has successfully completed its acceptance tests of the Active Range-Gated Television (ARGTV) designed, and built by Obzerv Technologies, a manufacturer of night-vision surveillance systems.

Quebec, Canada, August 18, 2004--The U.S. Navy has successfully completed its acceptance tests of the Active Range-Gated Television (ARGTV) designed, and built by Obzerv Technologies, a manufacturer of night-vision surveillance systems. The unit was delivered in May 2004 and went through lab testing and field trials to validate its performance and functionality. The final part of the tests involved reading 15-inch (38.1 cm) high letters (50% contrast with target background) at 3 miles (4.8 km), 80% relative humidity, in total darkness (no moon light), which was achieved easily.

To support the operational deployment of the ARGTV, the US Navy also ordered spare parts consisting of all the primary components of the ATV2000i, minus the structural assembly. The ARGTV and its accompanying spare parts were the first formal orders received by Obzerv for its active imaging technology. Details regarding the destination and application are classified.

The ARGTV is a variant of the ATV2000i modified to meet specific requirements of the US Navy. The ATV-2000i is an electro-optical device that utilizes a DALIS (Diode Array Laser Illumination System) and range-gating technology to provide long-range night vision functions in complete darkness and in degraded weather conditions such as rain, fog and snow.

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