Anyone know how to make night vision goggles using a photomultiplier?

I made myself a little infrared nvg, but it has little to no range. And real nvgs use photomultipliers, buttttttt you can’t find anything on how to make a real pair of night vision goggles.  If anybody could give me a hand I would be very appreciative.

4 Answers

  • 9 months ago
    Favourite answer

    High voltage power supply, battery set.  Two stage (or more) photomultiplier tube and fiber optic window behind a short tube wide angle fast aperture and F number optical system.  A low power eyepiece optic behind the last fiber optic window will give a slightly magnified view of increased intensity when you power up the photomultiplier tube system.

    Or buy a military surplus unit, or an I 3 multiplier optics eye lens from Collins Electro Optics.

    Source(s): My friend Bruce Meyers used an i 3 unit to patrol galaxies for supernovae about 35 years ago. Very interesting views!
  • Lv 7
    9 months ago

    night vision requires a ton of tech. you have to shoot out infrared beams, which are invisible to human eyes, and receive what bounces back, and decode it, then display the bounced beams on a visual display.

    none of this is cheap or easy to code. it's far simpler to just buy them.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    if you type this question on the search bar it might show you how to do it

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    i think your night vision goggles use microchannel image intensifiers. i kind of doubt you could get hold of any of those and wire them up without spending as much or more than you would just to get the goggles

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