What does Autogated mean?

What does Autogated mean?

autogating (uncountable) A feature of military image intensifier tubes where the amount of light reaching the intensifier is automatically gated so that bright lights do not damage the unit.

What is Autogate night vision?

When the power supply is “auto-gated,” it means the system is turning itself on and off at a very rapid rate. This, combined with a thin film attached to the microchannel plate (an ion barrier) reduces blooming.

What brand PVS-14 does the military use?

The AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) is in widespread use by the United States Armed Forces as well as NATO allies around the world….

AN/PVS-14
Designer Elbit Systems of America
Designed 2000
Manufacturer Elbit Systems of America
Unit cost $4,650 (1996)

What NVG does USMC use?

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — United States Marines rely on Elbit Systems of America’s lightweight night vision systems known as the Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle (SBNVG) to provide added clarity, agility, and lethality.

Do rangers use Gpnvgs?

A pair of U.S. Army Rangers wear PVS-15 night vision goggles (NVGs) as they clear a Taliban compound during an operation in Afghanistan, 2012.

What does it mean when a power supply is auto-gated?

When the power supply is “Auto-Gated,” it means the system is turning itself on and off at a very rapid rate. This, combined with a thin film attached to the Microchannel plate (an ion barrier) reduces blooming.

What is the difference between Autogated and non-Autogated power supply tubes?

The only difference I notice is the non-autogated does not have the high pitched whine of the autogated tubes. A couple NV Glossary pages list it like this: When the power supply is “auto-gated,” it means the system is turning itself on and off at a very rapid rate.

What is autogating and how does it work?

Autogating was designed to extend tube life and keep the photocathode performing at peak voltage while simultaneously protecting from bright light sources.

Why Autogate a photocathode?

Good luck. Edited by outofsight, 19 December 2015 – 10:44 PM. Autogating was designed to extend tube life and keep the photocathode performing at peak voltage while simultaneously protecting from bright light sources.