QUADRO - Night Vision /Thermal Imaging Fusion
Also see -> COTI Clip-On Thermal Imager
After numerous years of Research & Product Development, GSCI Canada's team of engineers have developed, created & produced an unique 'hybrid' or 'fusion' system which allows the user to fully & effectively exploit both Night Vision and Thermal Imaging Technologies SIMUTANIOUSLY in ONE 900g Goggle.
There are two technologies available for night time, low light and adverse weather conditions observation: Image Intensification and Infrared Thermal Imaging. Both have their own advantages as well as limitations. The special purpose of the patented QUADRO system is to combine both technologies. It fully and effectively exploits both technology capabilities by creating a “Hybrid” or so-called “fusion” observation system.
History behind QUADRO's development
Modern Night Vision Devices are Small, Light Weight, complimented with Quality Optics and come Equipped with High Performance, High Resolution Image Intensifier Tubes. Increased Photosensitivity, SNR and more recently with Autogating provide the user with the capability to operate in even lower light situations than ever before.
Today’s Night Vision Devices provide greater detail of people and objects, even on the darkest nights. When utilised in conjunction with active Infrared Illuminators or Laser pointing/aiming devices, the operator is still able to conduct observation tasks with effective recognition and scene assessment.
HOWEVER, NOT VERY EFFECTIVE if the person or object is concealed behind thin bush, in a shadow or camouflaged. A scenario such as this highlights the vulnerability of the Image Intensification technology.
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Today’s Thermal Imaging Devices are Small, Light Weight, Equipped with High Performance Engines (cores) and mini-displays providing high resolution, high sensitivity and range.
Thermal Imagers provide detection of people’s & object’s heat signatures even if they hidden behind thin bush, in a shadow or camouflaged. Thermal Imagers operate during day & night and are additionally able to see through smoke or fog.
HOWEVER, NOT VERY EFFECTIVE as ONLY provides heat (infrared) 'signatures' of people or objects – provides NO TARGET DETAIL, therefore results in very poor substandard target recognition and scene assessment.This kit utilises the following Unique Proprietary Technologies -