DESERT WARRIORSTERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES TASK: Discuss the principles of Night Vision, NVD characteristics, PMCS, basic operating procedures, and Driving Techniques/Procedures.Condition: In a classroom environment Soldiers will be taught how to safely and effectively use and operate under NVD situations. Standard: Soldiers will be given a written test, and must receive an 80% or higher. In order to continue to the driving portion of trainingReferences: AR 600-55 (The Army Driver and Operator Standardization Program) AR 385-10 (The Army Safety Program) TC 21-305 (Manual for Wheeled Vehicles) TC 21-305-2 (Training Program For Night Vision Device Driving Operations)TM 11-5855-306-10 (Technical Manual/ Operator Manual for Monocular (MNVD))TM 11-5855-262-23&P-2(Unit And Direct Support Maintenance Manual Including Repair Parts)
DESERT WARRIORSAgenda•INTRODUCTION TO NIGHT VISION DEVICE (AN/PVS7D, AND AN/PVS14)•AWARENESS OF THE DEVICES DIMINISHED EFFECTIVENESS IN VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTS, AND THE DEBILITATING EFFECTS OF ANY BRIGHT LIGHTS •DEPTH PERCEPTION, VISUAL ACUITY, AND FIELD OF VISION•ILLUMINATION REQUIREMENTS•SPEED LIMITATIONS•NIGHT VISION SCANNING TECHNIQUES•EMERGENCY PROCEDURES WHILE DRIVING WITH NVDS•DRIVER AND TC RESPONSIBILITIES •SELF-IMPOSED STRESSES•CARE AND SECURITY
DESERT WARRIORSPurposeThe NVG is a hand-held, head mounted, or helmet mounted night vision system that enables walking, driving, weapon firing, short-range surveillance, map reading, vehicle maintenance, and administering first aid in both moonlight and starlight. Each unit allows for vertical adjustment (by using head strap), fore-and-aft adjustment, objective focus, eyepiece focus, and eye span distance adjustment. The goggles are also equipped with an IR source and a low-battery indicator. The NVG will not be turned off automatically when disconnected from the head mount or helmet mount. Turn off the NVG by the power switch. There is also a high light cut-off feature that cuts off power to the goggles when they are exposed to high levels of light for 70 ±30 seconds. Some units may be equipped with a removable compass and an IR spot/flood lens.
DESERT WARRIORSTYPES OF LIGHT CONTROLS.Vehicle instruments are easier to read under high levels of instrument lighting. However, the level of light needed for the best reading interferes with the NVGs ability to see dim objects outside the vehicle. Interior lights also interfere with NVG performance. They reflect off the windshield, reduce outside visibility, and are subject to enemy detection. To minimize these effects, turn off all interior lights and turn off or tape all exterior lights.
DESERT WARRIORSLESSON ONEINTRODUCTION TO NIGHT VISION DEVICE (AN/PVS-7D, AND AN/PVS-14)Night vision goggles. NVGs are devices that make an object more visible during periods of low light levels. Performance is directly related to the amount of