Night vision system with color video camera

  • US 5,001,558 A
  • Filed: 06/11/1985
  • Issued: 03/19/1991
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/11/1985
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A night vision enhancement system comprising:

  • a color monitor,means for displaying on the color monitor a monochrome image of a dimly lighted scene with a true color image of bright objects superimposed on the monochrome image, includingan infrared imager viewing the scene and generating a monochrome signal,a color pickup viewing the same scene from the same viewpoint and generating a color signal representing lighted objects in the scene, andmixing means for combining and synchronizing the monochrome and color signals and transmitting the combined signal to the monitor, whereby the monitor displays a monochrome image of the scene with true color highlights imposed thereon.

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