The U.S. Army has released stunning footage of their new night vision technology, demonstrated by the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B). It has to be seen to be believed:
The previous generation of night vision featured a greenish glow, because the images were generated by electrons traveling through a green phosphors tube. The Army's new tech uses a white phosphors tube. Coupled with whatever secretive image-enhancing technology they're using, the contrast in the rotoscoping-reminiscent images is startlingly good, and the resolution has been improved as well.
The new technology behind the approximately 2-pound goggles was not developed solely in a lab, the Army writes, but in the field as well, using what they're calling "Soldier-Centered Design:"
"Soldier feedback was incorporated into forming the design and functions of the ENVG-B through events called Soldier Touchpoints. In total, 10 Soldier Touchpoints were conducted throughout the two years that the ENVG-B went from concept to fielding. These Soldier Touchpoints allowed Soldiers who were testing the system to provide feedback and help improve it. The ENVG-B is made for Soldiers and designed by Soldiers.
"The creation of these goggles and other Army advancements signify an evolution in technology that would not be possible without such Soldier feedback. This feedback helps the Army integrate the current needs of Soldiers with the Army's future, multi-domain battlefield."
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There is a tiktok filter that loks like this
Wonder if civilians ever going to get something similar to those available or we are going to be stuck with thermal/ light amp just like now. Pretty cool system thought that's for sure(found this page 'cause been looking for a decent binoculars option, might go for spotting scope though : https://influencedigest.com/other/spotting-scopes-better-binoculars/ since some articles like this one really making me doubt myself :D )
''Night vision goggles use a green phosphor because the human eye can differentiate more shades of green than any other color, allowing for greater differentiation of objects in the picture.''
It's not green because of tech, it's colored green because of human evolution (perceive more shades of green to survive in lush nature)
That said, when using the contour detection, you're dropping the subtle shading info and then you're recognizing object boundaries, in that case, it's fair to imagine another color to be better suited.