06538820 is referenced by 46 patents.

A night vision system

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is provided for detecting objects at relatively low visible light levels. The system

10

includes an infrared light source

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. The system

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further includes a thin sheet optical element

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extending along a first axis

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receiving light from the infrared light source

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and reflecting the light generally in a first direction. Finally, the system

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includes an infrared camera for receiving the light reflected off objects in the environment and generating a video signal responsive to the received light.

Title
Night vision system utilizing a diode laser illumination module and a method related thereto
Application Number
10/187940
Publication Number
6538820 (B2)
Application Date
July 1, 2002
Publication Date
March 25, 2003
Inventor
Willes H Weber
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Jeffrey Thomas Remillard
Ypsillanti
MI, US
Timothy Fohl
Carlisle
MA, US
Agent
Allan Lippa
US
John F Buckert
US
Assignee
Ford Global Technologies
MI, US
IPC
G02B 27/10
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