ATN Night Vision
ATN night vision is the big producer of night vision devices with the
largest selection for both professional and affordable recreational
use. They provide night vision for every use from
surveillance to the high end night vision equipment used for criminal
investigation and military operations.
ATN night vision includes all of the usual stuff, just more variations.
They build everything from Gen 1 to Gen 3 and beyond (Gen 4?). There
are way too many products to list here.
ATN manufactures their own optics using quality optical glass that is
multi-coated on each surface to maximize light transmission, especially
ATN builds their own power supplies. They are reliable thus the 2 year
ATN doesn't manufacture their image intensifier tubes, they buy them in
the US and Europe.
ATN Night Vision Products - A closer Look
bioculars, binoculars, rifle scopes, head and Helmut
mounted (goggle(s)) and IR Illuminators
Gen 1 Night Vision
Gen 1 night vision devices are the least expensive and most available
of all the night vision equipment in the consumer market.
ATN generally specifies a Resolution of 40 lp/mm for their Gen 1. This
resolution is measured in the center of the image. (All Gen 1 night
vision presents varying degrees of distortion as you move from the
center of the image)
Some ATN Gen 1 Night Vision.
- Light weight monocular with head mount (goggle)
- Light weight binocular with head
ATN Night Storm
- Two colors to choose
from and water proof
- Smart Tech turns its self on and off
Gen 2 Night Vision
Gen 2 night vision devices bring a large improvement over the Gen 1 in
light gathering, image quality size and weight
ATN has three general grades of Gen 2 night vision devices. They are
presented here in order of increasing performance and price.
Generation 2+ intensifier tubes have a typical Signal-to-Noise Ratio
(SNR) of 12 to 20 and a resolution from 40 to 45 lp/mm. The plus just
means current production.
CGT intensifier tubes have a typical Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) of
16-22 and resolution of 45-54 lp/mm. They are sensitive in a wide
spectral band, more of the longer near IR, providing better contrast in
the displayed image
HPT image intensifier tubes are a step up from the CGT tubes with
increased sensitivity, resolution and Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR).
These improvements produce image results that rival the standard Gen 3
Typical SNR of 22 and resolution of 54-72 lp/mm
Gen 3 Night Vision
Gen 3 night vision devices bring a large improvement over the Gen 2
with the addition of a gallium arsenide coating on the photo cathode.
ATN has three grades of Gen 3 night vision devices. Each boosting the
performance and price.
Gen 3 standard intensifier tubes have a typical Signal-to-Noise Ratio
(SNR) of 22 and a resolution 64 lp/mm.
Gen 3A intensifier tubes have a typical Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) of
26 and a resolution of 64 to 72 lp/mm.
Gen 3P intensifier tubes have a typical Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) of
25 to 30 and a resolution of 64 to 72 lp/mm.
All ATN IIT night vision comes with built in near infrared