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ITT Corp. subcontracts eMagin

Aug. 17, 2010 at 1:31 PM   |   Comments

BELLEVIEW, Wash., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- ITT Corp. has subcontracted eMagin Corp. of Washington to supply components for advanced night-vision goggles.

A recent ITT firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army for Spiral Enhanced Night Vision Goggles has a potential value of $260.7 million. EMagin's subcontract has a potential value of $15.2 million, the company said.

Under the subcontract eMagin will provide display beam combiner assemblies for the goggles, including its OLED-XL microdisplays.

OLED stands for organic light emitting diode, a technology used to convert energy into light.

"This is an important award for eMagin as it proves that the U.S. Army is ready to qualify the low-power, high-contrast and wide temperature operation advantages of our active matrix OLED technology for the ENVG program," said Andrew Sculley, eMagin president and chief executive officer. "We are pleased to be able to help reduce the power requirements for the SENVG with low-power OLED microdisplays."

The Spiral Enhanced Night Vision Goggle incorporates an 18mm image intensifier tube, several qualified ENVG subassemblies, including the DBCA from eMagin, and is powered by 3 AA batteries.

Through system enhancements the SENVG has a digital upgrade capability that will allow the goggle to export fused imagery for transmission via battlefield networks.

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