Vision Systems

Wärtsilä JOVYATLAS EUROATLAS has extensive experience, and a track record of night vision equipment and power converter products that date back to 1962. Driver night-sight periscopes are used in various military vehicles worldwide and meet US-Army MIL- specifications. The AN/VSS-501 periscope is battle proof and ensures long endurance in military operations at night / darkness thanks to two independent power sources. With its robust design and wide operating temperature range, the system is used worldwide by army forces operating in arctic climates and desert conditions. The AN/VVS products provide excellent and clear vision (exceeding military specifications). The night driving viewer is passive and allows the vehicle to manoeuvre at night or in low light conditions on all kinds of terrain. The performance, robustness, and reliability are outstanding. The -501 periscope uses the latest & highest grade 25mm tubes with a magnifier assembly. Different vehicle adapters are available to fit almost all army vehicles. 

The model: The AN/VSS-502 represents the next generation of military driver night-sight periscopes with image fusion in real-time. It is the first dual camera periscope and was designed by Wärtsilä JOVYATLAS EUROATLAS in Germany according to armed forces requirements in accordance with military standards. The modular periscope is designed for combat and safety upgrade of MBTs, APCs, AFCs and Special Purpose Vehicles. It features a dual camera system of thermal & image intensifier sensors (passive) with high resolution.

The components are selected to fulfil the requirements of MIL-STD 810, MIL-STD 1275. The electronics and sensors are housed in a modular body, which is protection class IP68K and filled with nitrogen. The system is extremely robust, reliable, and well protected against harsh environmental conditions, such as gunfire shock, vibration, high- and low- temperatures, water, sand- & dust. The periscope system is operable 24h a day to night level 5 and can detect battlefield lasers. The standard configuration has two high resolution camera sensors, long wave infrared and CMOS. Features, such as image processing and fusion in real-time, plus other customer specified options, can be offered and developed on request.

The AN/VSS-502-360 situational awareness system is based on the same embedded platform as the driver day & night periscope system. Various embedded processing units can be connected and operated in a cluster. A number of different cameras and configurations are available.


Next Generation Driver Sight for Military Vehicles, Model: AN/VVS-502

Key features

  • Fast push-pull installation
  • Robust, modular and compact design
  • Detachable and adjustable monitor
  • Latest camera sensor technology (IR and I²)
  • IP68K, rugged Al transport box  
  • Easy maintenance & low maintenance cost
  • Digital image processing with low latency
  • Wide operating temperature range -40 to +71°C
  • Military embedded computer (soldered RAM, SLC memory)

Model AN/VVS-502-120 Wide FOV dual channel housing

Key features

  • IP68K with CBNR protection
  • Operating temp: -40 to +85°C
  • Extremely low latency image fusion of LWIR & CMOS sensors
  • Image stitching algorithm for wide HFOV
  • Various Sensor configurations available
  • Optional rotatable and tilt unit
  • Optional multi track SW
  • Optional ballistic protection acc.:
  • STANAG 4569 Lev. II or
  • N.I.J 0108.01 Lev. III

Embedded Processing Unit (EPU)

Key features

  • Operating temp: -40 to +71°C
  • 4x Output interfaces (monitor)
  • Recording function
  • Up to 8x Output's for external control
  • Fast & robust SLC SSD memory
  • Linux operating system
  • Low latency image processing
  • Passive cooling

Monitor with key panel & joystick

Key features

  • Ratio: 4:3 or 16:9 Version
  • Dimensions: 7” / 8,4“ / 9“
  • Res.: XGA, WXGA, FHD
  • Operating: -40°C to +71°C
  • Housing: IP65
  • Illuminated keys, dimmable
  • Detachable and adjustable

Driver Night Sight Periscope, Model: AN/VSS-501 

Key features

  • Robust design
  • Excellent night vision image
  • Bicular eyepiece with 100mm outer diameter
  • Redundant power supply
  • Custom adaption for various vehicle platforms
  • Latest technology of image intensifier tube
  • IP68, low weight, ruggedi Al transport box  
  • Cost efficient solution
  • Easy maintenance & low maintenance cost

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