American Technologies Network ATN NVM14 Operator`s manual

ATN NVM14
operator’s Manual (NVM14-007) Revision 7 - MARCH 2011
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SAFETY SUMMARY
CAUTIONS
• The ATN NVM-14 is a precision optical instrument and must be
handled carefully at all times to prevent damage.
• Do not scratch the external lens surfaces or touch them with
your fingers.
• Wiping demisting shield with lens paper while wet or with wet
lens paper can damage the coating.
• To protect the image intensifier, keep the lens cap on the objective lens when the monocular is not in use or when checked out
in daylight conditions.
• The IR illuminator is the light that is invisible to the unaided
eye for use during conditions of extreme darkness. However,
the light from the illuminator can be detected by others when
using night vision devices.
• If you use the rubber eyecaps for a long period of time, you may
suffer skin inflammation. If you develop any symptoms, consult
a doctor immediately.
Caution :
This product contains natural rubber latex which may
cause allergic reactions.
a
Equipment Limitations
To avoid physical and equipment damage when using the ATN
NVM-14, carefully read and understand the following safety precautions.
• The equipment requires some night light (moonlight, starlight,
etc.) to operate. The level of performance depends upon the level
of light.
• Night light is reduced by passing cloud cover, while operating
under trees, in building shadows, etc.
• The equipment is less effective viewing into shadows and other
darkened areas.
• The equipment is less effective through rain, fog, sleet, snow or
smoke.
• The equipment will not “see” through dense smoke.
NOTES
• At operating temperatures below -20°C (-4°F), alkaline batteries
are not recommended, as operating life will be severely reduced.
Lithium-iron disulfide 1.5V AA batteries or equivalent should be
used below -20°C (-4°F).
• The purpose of the illuminator is to view at close distance up to 3
meters when additional illumination is needed.
b
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
Title
Page
Safety Summary
a
Table Of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
How To Use This Manual
i
ii
iii
iv
Section I
II
III
IV
V
VI
General Information
Equipment Description
Mounting Procedures
Operating Procedures
Operational Defects
Maintenance
1-1
2-1
3-1
4-1
5-1
6-1
Appendix A
End Item Components
A-1
Appendix B
Repair Parts List
B-1
Index
IND-1
i
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure
ii
Title
Page
1-1
Multi-Use Night Vision monocular
1-2
2-1
ATN NVM-14 Kit Components
2-4
2-2
ATN NVM-14 Optional Components
2-4
3-1
Attaching ATN NVM-14 to Head Mount
3-2
3-2
Attaching ATN NVM-14 to Helmet Mount
3-3
3-3
Attaching ATN NVM-14 to Weapon Mount
3-4
3-4
Mounting the ATN NVM-14 to a Scope
3-5
3-5
Mounting of the Dual Bridge Adapter
3-6
3-6
Mounting the Picatinny Adapter to the ATN NVM-14
3-7
3-7
Mounting camera to the ATN NVM-14
3-7
3-8
Mounting camcorder to the ATN NVM-14
3-8
3-9
Attaching Adapter to ATN NVM-14
3-8
3-10
Attaching ATN NVM-14 to Mil-Spec Headmount
3-9
3-11
Pair of ATN NVM-14 with Dual Bridge Adapter on the
Mil-Spec Headmount
3-12
Mounting 3x and 5x Lens to the ATN NVM-14
3-9
3-10
3-13
Mounting Bi-ocular to the ATN NVM-14
3-10
4-1
CR123A Battery Installation
4-3
4-2
AA Battery Installation
4-3
4-3
Mechanical Functions
4-4
4-4
Infrared (IR) Illuminator Operations
4-5
5-1
Shading
5-2
5-2
Edge Glow
5-3
5-3
Bright Spots and Emission Points
5-4
5-4
Fixed Pattern Noise
5-5
5-5
Chicken Wire
5-6
6-1
Removal and Installation of Browpad
6-9
6-2
Removal and Installation of Chinstrap
6-9
6-3
Removal and Installation of Chin Cup
6-10
6-4
Maintenance/Replacement of the tube in the NVM-14
6-11
LIST OF TABLES
Table
2-1
2-2
2-3
2-4
2-5
2-6
2-7
2-8
2-9
2-10
4-1
6-1
6-2
A-1
B-1
Title
Specification
ATN NVM-14 Major Components
ATN NVM-14 Accessory packages
Goggle Kit
Advanced Package 1
Advanced Package 2
Select Package 1
Select Package 2
3x Bi-ocular Kit
5x Bi-ocular Kit
Estimated Battery Life
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service
for the ATN NVM-14
Operator Troubleshooting for the ATN NVM-14
ATN NVM-14 End Item Components
ATN NVM-14 Repair Parts List
Page
2-3
2-5
2-6
2-6
2-6
2-7
2-7
2-7
2-7
2-7
4-2
6-2
6-6
A-1
B-1
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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Usage
You must familiarize yourself with the entire manual before
operating the equipment. Read the complete maintenance task
before performing maintenance and follow all WARNINGS,
CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
Manual Overview
The manual contains sections for Operating and Maintaining
the Multi-Use Night Vision Monocular ATN NVM-14.
Components of End Item are in Appendix A.
Repair Parts List is in Appendix B.
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SECTION I
GENERAL INFORMATION
1-1
Figure 1-1
ATN NVM-14 - Multi-Use Night Vision Monocular
1-2
1-1 GENERAL INFORMATION
a. Type of Manual
Operator (Including Repair Parts List).
b. Model Number and basic description
ATN NVM-14 – Multi-Use Night Vision Monocular
c. Supplier
American Technologies Network Corp.
1341 San Mateo Avenue,
South San Francisco, CA 94080 USA
d. Purpose of Equipment
To provide the user with the ability to observe at night
under moonlight and starlight conditions. The ATN NVM-14
can be handheld, head mounted, helmet mounted or
weapon mounted to enable walking, surveillance, security,
map reading, vehicle maintenance, and administering first
aid. The unit allows for horizontal and vertical adjustments
when head or helmet mounted and is also equipped with an
infrared light-emitting source.
1-3
1-2 WARRANTY INFORMATION
This item shall conform to design, manufacturing, and
performance requirements and be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of
acceptance. If item is defective, notify ATN or point of purchase
contact.
1-3 TECHNICAL INFORMATION
For technical information contact ATN Corp. directly at
(650) 989-5100, or info@atncorp.com or your point of purchase
contact.
1-4 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
BAT
- Battery
Illum
- Illuminator
IR
- Infrared
mm
- Millimeters
NVG’s - Night Vision Goggles
1-4
SECTION II
EQUIPMENT Description
2-1
2-1 SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The ATN NVM-14 is a hand-held, head-mounted, helmetmounted, or weapon-mounted night vision system that enables
walking, short-range surveillance, map reading, vehicle maintenance, and administering first aid in both moonlight and starlight. Each unit allows for vertical adjustment (by using head
straps), fore-and-aft adjustment, objective lens focus, and eyepiece focus. The device is also equipped with an infrared lightemitting source.
NVM-14 Night Vision Monocular utilizes the principle of intensification of the residual light which is reflected from the surrounding objects. The optical system of the monocular consists of: an
objective lens, an image intensifier tube and an eyepiece.
Even under unsteady brightness conditions, Automatic Brightness Control System always keeps the IIT brightness level constant.
NOTE
Automatic Brightness Control System do not protect a device
from damage by bright light sources (a fire, headlights of the
automobile, lanterns, etc.). Do not point the device at a bright
light source.
The Automatic Protective System controls the existing illumination level through the photo receiver. If the illumination level surpasses 100-300 lx for the following 10 seconds, the monocular
will shut off automatically.
The scope is equipped with the Automatic Shut-off System.
This system tracks when the scope is not used (the controls are
not touched for 60 minutes continuous) and shuts the unit off
automatically.
Built-in IR Illuminator makes it possible to observe the objects
when the monocular works in the conditions of low light or total
darkness.
The eyepiece incorporates several LED indicators:
2-2
- RED – serves as an IR Illuminator Indicator and an Battery Low
Indicator at a time. IR is on when the indicator light becomes
stable. If the indicator light starts flickering, it means there might
be about 20% of battery charge left.
- GREEN – serves as an Excessive Brightness Indicator. If the
bright light remains unchanged for over 10 seconds after the
indicator turns on, the monocular will automatically shut off. If
you move the unit away from the bright/excessive light the unit
will turn back on again.
2-2 WEIGHT, DIMENSIONS, AND
PERFORMANCE
Table 2-1 specification
Weight and Dimension
Weight (with battery)
340 grams
Length
120 mm
Width
49 mm
Height
69 mm
PERFOMANCE
Magnification
1X
f-Number
1.2
Field of View
40 degrees
Eyepiece Diopter Adj.
-6 to +2
Eye Relief
25 mm
Focusing range
0.25 m to infinity
Voltage
3.0 VDC or 1.5 VDC
Power Requirements
1 CR123A or 1 AA
IR Illumination Range
3 meters
CONTINUOUS OPERATION
1 CR123A battery
60 hours (Gen. 2+)
50 hours (Gen. 3 and 4)
2-3
2-3 DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR
COMPONENTS
5
4
7
6
2
8
3
1
Figure 2-1
ATN NVM-14 Kit Components
5
1
2
3
10
6
7
8
4
11
12
13
9
14
15
16
21
19
2-4
20
17
22
Figure 2-2
ATN NVM-14 Optional Components
18
23
Table 2-2 ATN NVM-14 Major Components
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
Kit Components
1
Multi-Use Night Vision monocular
2
Lens Cap
3
Eyecup
4
Soft Carrying Case
5
Operator's Manual
6
Battery 123A Lithium
7
Battery Adapter
8
Neck Cord
Optional Components
1
3X Afocal Lens
2
5X Lens
3
8X Lens
4
Camera/Camcorder Adapter
5
Lens adapter for ITT 3X and 5X Lenses
6
Demist Shield
7
Sacrificial Window
8
IR-450-B4
9
Mil-Spec Head Mount Assembly Kit
10
Dual Bridge Adapter for Mil-Spec Headmount
11
Goggle Kit
12
Flip-up Universal Helmet Mount
13
Brow Pads
14
MICH Helmet Mount Kit
15
PASGT Helmet Mount Kit
16
Weapon Mount Adapter Piccatiny/Mil 1913
17
Scope Adapter Mount with Inserts
18
Shoulder Strap
19
Life Tracker System
20
Dual Bridge
21
Bi-ocular
22
3x Binocular Lens (pair)
23
Hard Shipping/Storage Case
2-5
Table 2-3. ATN NVM-14 accessory packages
ITEM #
ACMPAN14GK
ACMPAN14A1
ACMPAN14A2
ACMPAN14S1
ACMPAN14S2
ACMPAN14LS3A
ACMPAN14LS05
ACMPAN14LS08
ACMPAN14CA
ACMPAN14KB03
ACMPAN14KB05
ACMPAN14DB
ACMPAN14AFDT
ACMPAN14HMNT
ACMPAN14HMNM
ACMPAN14HMNP
ACMUIR45B4
ACMPAN14LTS
DESCRIPTION
Goggle Kit
Advanced Package 1
Advanced Package 2
Select Package 1
Select Package 2
3x Afocal Lens
5x Lens
8x Lens
Camera Adapter
3x Bi-ocular kit
5x Bi-ocular kit
Dual Bridge
Scope Adapter Mount
Universal Helmet Mount Kit
MICH Helmet Mount Kit
PAGST Helmet Mount Kit
IR450-B4
Life Tracker System
Table 2-4. Goggle Kit
DESCRIPTION
Flip-up Head Mount
(Automatic power-off in up position)
item (Fig. 2-2)
11
Table 2-5. Advanced package 1
DESCRIPTION
Flip-up Head Mount
Demist Shield
Sacrificial Window
Brow Pads (2)
Shoulder Strap
Camera Adapter
3x Afocal Lens
Mil Spec. Hard Case
2-6
item (Fig. 2-2)
11
6
7
13
18
4
1
23
Table 2-6. Advanced package 2
DESCRIPTION
Flip-up Head Mount
Demist Shield
Sacrificial Window
Brow Pads (2)
Shoulder Strap
Camera Adapter
3x Afocal Lens
Mil Spec. Hard Case
Weapon Mount Adapter
item (Fig. 2-2)
11
6
7
13
18
4
1
23
16
Table 2-7. Select package 1
DESCRIPTION
Flip-up Head Mount
Demist Shield
Sacrificial Window
Brow Pads (2)
Shoulder Strap
item (Fig. 2-2)
11
6
7
13
18
Table 2-8. Select package 2
DESCRIPTION
Flip-up Head Mount
Demist Shield
Sacrificial Window
Brow Pads (2)
Shoulder Strap
Weapon Mount Adapter
item (Fig. 2-2)
11
6
7
13
18
16
Table 2-9. 3x Bi-ocular kit
DESCRIPTION
Bi-ocular Eyepiece
3x Afocal Lens
IR450-B4
item (Fig. 2-2)
21
1
8
Table 2-10. 5x Bi-ocular kit
DESCRIPTION
Bi-ocular Eyepiece
5x Lens
IR450-B4
item (Fig. 2-2)
21
5
8
2-7
STANDARD KIT COMPONENTS
1)
Multi-Use Night Vision Monocular
The monocular night vision device with 1x magnification.
2)
Lens Cap
A cap used to protect the lens and for testing the unit
in the daylight.
3)
Eyecup
A rubber cup used to protect eyepiece and for operator comfort.
4)
Soft Carrying Case
A protective bag used to store ATN NVM-14 and
accessories.
5)
Operators Manual
Provides equipment description, use of operator controls and preventative maintenance checks and service.
6)
Battery 123A Lithium
A single, 123A lithium battery used to power the unit.
7)
Battery Adapter
Allows the ATN NVM-14 to accept the 123A Lithium
and AA size batteries used to power the unit.
8)
Neck Cord
OPTIONAL COMPONENTS
2-8
1)
3X Afocal Lens
Attaches to the ATN NVM-14 for enhanced range performance; reducing the field of view to 13 deg.
2)
5X Lens
Attaches to the ATN NVM-14 for enhanced range performance; reducing the field of view to 8 deg.
3)
8X Lens
Attaches to the ATN NVM-14 for enhanced range performance. Tripod mountable.
4)
Camera/Camcorder Adapter
This adapter attaches to the ATN NVM-14 eyepiece to
collect imagery from the ATN NVM-14.
5)
Lens Adapter (option for ITT lenses only)
This item serves to mount 3X or 5X Afocal lens (ITT
part #A325639/2750SJ) to the ATN NVM-14.
6)Demist Shield
Used to prevent eyepiece lenses from becoming
fogged.
7) Sacrificial Window
A replaceable window supplied to protect the objective lens during operation in adverse conditions.
8)
IR-450 IR Illuminator with Picatinny Adapter
Powerful 450mW infra-red illuminator is an efficient
tool for long range nighttime observation in the total
darkness.
9)
Mil-Spec Head Mount Assembly Kit
This kit contain Mil-Spec head mount and adapter
which allows to attach the NVM14 to the Mil-Spec
head mount.
10) Dual Bridge Adapter for Mil-Spec Headmount Assembly
The adapter allows attaching ATN NVM-14, while
in the binocular configuration, to the Mil-Spec head
mount or PAGST or MICH helmet mount.
11) Goggle Kit
Adjustable universal assembly that secures the
ATN NVM-14 to the operator’s head providing handsfree operation.
12) Flip-up Universal Helmet Mount
Provides mount interface for the ATN NVM-14 to a
range of ballistic helmets.
2-9
13) Brow Pads
Changeable pads for secure head mount fit.
14) MICH Helmet Mount Kit
This kit contain MICH helmet mount and adapter
which allows to attach the NVM14 to the MICH helmet
mount.
15) PASGT Helmet Mount Kit
This kit contain PASGT helmet mount and adapter
which allows to attach the NVM14 to the PASGT
helmet mount.
16) Weapon Mount Adapter Picatinny/Mil 1913
Small arms adapter that allows the ATN NVM-14 to be
mounted on a weapon using Picatinny or Mil 1913 rail.
17) Scope Adapter Mount with Inserts
Day/Night System Flip-up Adapter with inserts for
variety of scopes/telescopes.
18)
19)
Shoulder Strap
Life Tracker System
This patented feature lets you measure the hours of
operation that have been used on the system.
20)
Dual Bridge
A Dual Bridge allows using the NVM14 as a pair of
dual tube goggles.
Bi-ocular
Bi-ocular eyepiece in combination with a 3 x Afocal
21)
22)
23)
2-10
Lens, a 5x Lens and a 8x Lens convert the NVM14 into a
long range observation system.
3x Binocular Lens (pair)
Pair of 3x Afocal Binocular Lenses connected to each
other through a Dual Bridge provide for a compact
dual channel binocular.
Hard Shipping/Storage Case
A protective case used for shipping /storing of
ATN NVM-14 and accessories.
SECTION III
MOUNTING PROCEDURES
3-1
3-1 MOUNTING PROCEDURES
A. Mounting the ATN NVM-14 to a HeadMount
To mount the ATN NVM-14 to a headmount, perform the following:
1. Loosen the screw (A). Push the button (B) and insert the rail of
the NVM-14 into the socket (C) of the headset.
2. Place the headmount with NVM-14 onto a head.
3. Loosen the screw (A) and move the unit along the rail for eye
relief adjustment.
4. The NVM-14 headmount has a flip-up mechanism. Push the
button (D) on the side of mount and lift the unit up until the unit
reaches in the top position. When the device is placed in the
top/up position it will turn off automatically.
5. Push the same button (D) to lower NVM-14 to the viewing
position. Turn the device on for continuation of the operation.
6. The NVM-14 can be placed before the right or left eye. In order
to re-adjust the monocular for use with another eye, take the
unit off the adapter, turn the unit to other side (for 180º) and
mount it on the headset through the rail on this side. Push
the button (E) and move the device along the slide-rail (F) for
comfortable position.
D
B
A
C
F
E
Figure 3-1
Attaching ATN NVM-14 to Head Mount
3-2
B. Mounting the ATN NVM-14 to a helmet
Attachment of ATN NVM-14 to a range of ballistic helmets. The
Helmet mount fits securely onto helmet via a rugged strapping
device and grooved hooks. With helmet mount, the NVM-14 can
be positioned directly in front of user’s eyes or flipped up out of
viewing position.
1. Install the mount onto helmet as shown on the picture.
2. Tighten and fixate the straps (A)
3. Attach the monocular to the rail.
4. Loosen screw (C). Push button (B) and insert the bracket of the
NVM-14 into rail (D) of the helmet mount.
5. Place the helmet with NVM-14 onto head.
6. Loosen the screw (C) and move the your unit for proper eye
relief adjustment.
7. The NVM-14 helmet mount has a flip-up mechanism. Push the
button (E) on the side of mount and lift the unit up until the unit
reaches in the top position. When the device is placed in the
top/up position it will turn off automatically.
8. Push the same button (E) to lower NVM-14 to viewing position.
Turn the device on for continuation of the operation.
9. The NVM-14 can be placed before the right or left eye. In
order to re-adjust the monocular for use with another eye,
take the unit off the helmet mount, turn the unit to other side
(for 180º) and mount it on the mount through the rail on this
side. Push the button (E) and move the device along the
slide-rail (G) for comfortable position.
A
E
B
C
D
A
F
G
Figure 3-2
Attaching ATN NVM-14 to Helmet Mount
3-3
C. Mounting the ATN NVM-14 to the weapon
CAUTION
It is recommended that the eyecup be replaced with the eyeguard when used mounted on the weapon.
NOTE
The ATN NVM-14 is not a weapon sight, however, it can be used
in conjunction with a collimated dot sight or laser aiming device.
To mount the ATN NVM-14 perform the following:
1.Loosen the clamping knob on the weapon mount. Position the
monocular mount onto the weapon’s mounting rail, adjust the
fore/aft position of the monocular as necessary by loosening
the clamping knob and repositioning the weapon mount on the
rail. Tighten by turning the clamping knob.
2. Align the monocular and the weapon mount. Slide the monocular rearwards until the alignment boss aligns with the alignment groove on the weapon mount. Push until the monocular
locks into the weapon mount (Figure 3-3).
Figure 3-3
Attaching ATN NVM-14 to Weapon Mount
3-4
D. Mounting the ATN NVM-14 to a scope or
telescope
The NVM-14 may be mounted to a variety of daytime scopes/
telescopes utilizing the Flip-up Scope Adapter Mount.
1. Loosen the adapter fixing screws (A).
2. Put the insert into the adapter (ATN supplies inserts of different sizes for their coupling with 38 mm to 43 mm eyepieces).
3. Now attach the monocular to the bracket (B). You can push
the monocular rail into the bracket guide (C) and then take it off
the bracket only when you loosen the fixation knob (D) holding
the button (2) pressed at a time. With the fixation knob (D) tightened you secure the monocular on the bracket.
4. Push a daytime riflescope or telescope eyepiece into the
adapter attached to the monocular, making sure a small space is
left between the scope eyepiece and the monocular front lens.
5. Tighten the adapter screw (A) securely.
6. By pressing button (F) on the adapter you can raise the
monocular 180 degrees upward in order to work with the daytime scope only.
A
B
C
D
E
F
Figure 3-4
Mounting the ATN NVM-14 to a scope
3-5
E. Dual Bridge
The Dual Bridge (A) is designed to connect two units into a binocular configuration.
Dual Bridge also allows the binocular configuration to be attached
to the headmount or helmet mount.
To mount the units with Dual Bridge perform the following:
1. Align the unit and the Dual Bridge.
2. Push the clamps (B) on the front of Bridge.
3. Slide the unit rearwards until the alignment boss aligns with
the alignment groove (C) on the Bridge. Push until the unit locks
into the Bridge.
4. Repeat for second unit.
To detach the unit push the clamps on the front of Dual Bridge
and slide the unit forwards.
Dual Bridge allows using the NVM14 with 3x Binocular Lens as
a pair of dual tube binocular.
A
B
C
Figure 3-5
Mounting of the Dual Bridge
H. Mounting IR-450 to the ATN NVM-14
IR-450 may be mounted on the monocular through the Picatinny
adapter.
1. Mount Picatinny adapter(A) onto one of the rails on the
monocular. Tighten two fixing screws(B) of the adapter.
2. Loosen the IR-450 fixing screw (C).
3-6
3. Mount the IR-450 on the Picatinny Adapter and tighten the
fixing screw.
C
A
B
Figure 3-6
Mounting the IR450
G. Mounting Camera/Camcorder to the
ATN NVM-14
1. Screw Camera Adapter into the front lens of a photographic
camera with thread M52x0.75 (Figure 3-7) or a video camera
with thread M37x0.75 (use adapter ring, Figure 3-8, B) .
2. Remove the rubber eyecup off the monocular.
B
A
Figure 3-7
Mounting Camera to the ATN NVM-14
3-7
A
B
Figure 3-8
Mounting Camcorder to the ATN NVM-14
3. Connect the adapter (Figure 3-7, A) with the eyepiece and
gently tighten three fixing screws (Figure 3-7, B) on the adapter.
I. Mounting the ATN NVM-14 to the mil-spec
Head Mount AND MICH OR PASGT helmet
mount
To mount the ATN NVM-14 to a head/helmet mount, perform the
following:
C
B
D
A
E
Figure 3-9
Attaching Adapter to ATN NVM-14
1. Attach the adapter (Figure 3 -9, A) to the rail ( B) of
ATN NVM-14. Push the clip (C) and slide the rail of monocular
into socket (D) of adapter. Push the clip until the adapter will
lock the alignment groove in the monocular.
3-8
2. Align the adapter and the head/helmet mount. Slide the monocular
rearwards until the alignment boss (Figure 3-10, A) aligns with
the alignment groove (B) on the head/helmet mount. Push until
the monocular locks into the head/helmet mount.
3. With this adapter you may see through the eyepiece using
either right or left eye. To change the viewing eye, loosen the nut
(Figure 3-9, E) and rotate the socket (D) 180 degrees. Tighten
the nut (E) anew.
A B
Figure 3-10
Attaching ATN NVM-14 to Mil-Spec Headmount
4. Dual Bridge Adapter for Mil-Spec headmount allows using the
NVM14 as a pair of dual tube goggles with Mil-Spec headmount,
MICH or PAGST helmet mount.
Figure 3-11
Pair of ATN NVM-14 with Dual Bridge Adapter
on the Mil-Spec Headmount
J. Mounting 3x, 5X or 8X Lens to the ATN NVM-14
The 3x lens is an afocal lens and screws into the existing lens.
3-9
The 5x and 8x lens requires removing the 1x lens. Unscrew the
objective lens and screw 5x or 8x lens to the free place.
Figure 3-12
Mounting 3x, 5x and 8x Lens to the ATN NVM-14
K. BIOCULAR KIT
A 3x Afocal Lens, a 5x Lens or a 8x Lens in combination with a
bi-ocular eyepiece convert the NVM14 into a long range
observation system.
To replace an eyepiece with a biocular eyepiece unscrew the
eyepiece off. Set the biocular eyepiece to the free place and
screw its fixing screws.
Figure 3-13
Mounting Bi-ocular to the ATN NVM-14
L. Mounting 3x or 5X Lens (ITT) to the ATN NVM-14
Screw Lens Adapter into the front lens of the monocular. Then
screw the 3x or 5x IIT Afocal Lens into the threading of the Lens
Adapter.
3-10
SECTION IV
OPERATING PROCEDURES
4-1
4-1 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
a. Battery Installation
CAUTION
To protect the image intensifier, keep the lens cap on the
objective lens when the monocular is not in use or when
checked out in daylight conditions.
NOTE
At operating temperatures below –20°C (–4°F), alkaline batteries are not recommended, as operating life will be severely
reduced. Lithium-iron disulfide 1.5V AA batteries or equivalent
should be used below –20°C (–4°F).
Table 4-1 Estimated Battery Life
BATTERY TYPE
USAGE
CR123A
60 Hours (Gen. 2+)
50 Hours (Gen.3 and 4)
Standard AA
30 Hours(Gen. 2+)
25 Hours (Gen.3 and 4)
The ATN NVM-14 operates with one CR123A battery or one AA
battery using the battery adapter.
4-2
With the battery adapter (A) screwed in as shown on Figure 4-1
you may use one CR123A 3V lithium battery.
A
B
Figure 4-1
CR123A Battery Installation
To install a AA battery, take the battery adapter (A) out of the
battery cap (B), turn it over, and screw its smaller threading into
the same battery cap. Now you may put the AA battery observing the polarity indications on the battery compartment surface.
A
B
Figure 4-2
AA Battery Installation
4-3
b. Mechanical Functions
The mechanical functions of the ATN NVM-14 allow for differences in the physical features of individual operators and
provide for the system operation. These functions include the
On/Off/On IR control, eye relief (Section III Mounting Procedures), diopter adjustment, objective lens focus, and IR illuminator focusing. These mechanical controls are identified in
Figure 4-3.
Operation button (A) switches both the monocular and the IR
Illuminator on/off.
To turn the monocular on, press button (A) by one short push, to
turn it off – press button (A) by another short push.
You may adjust the unit diopter by rotating the eyepiece ring (B).
The total dioptric range is covered in 1/2 revolution.
To make the unit focus appropriate for different distances you
should rotate the front lens ring (C). The total focusing range is
covered in 1/3 ring revolution.
The ring (D) serves to fix the “infinity” position of the front lens
focus.
C
B
A
D
Figure 4-3
Mechanical Functions
4-4
c. Infrared (IR) Illuminator Operations
CAUTION
The IR illuminator is a light that is invisible to the unaided
eye for use during conditions of extreme darkness. Please
note that, the light from the illuminator can be detected by
others that are using night vision devices.
NOTE
The purpose of the illuminator is to view at close distance up to 3
meters when additional illumination is needed.
IR Illuminator gets activated when the monocular is already
on by holding button (A) pressed for 1,5-2 seconds. A red light
appears in the eyepiece to indicate that the IR illuminator is
operating.
You may focus the IR light for additional distance by placing the
focusing lens of the IR pivot plate (B) onto the window of the IR
illuminator (C). This will extend the range the useful range of
the IR.
C
A
B
Figure 4-4
Infrared (IR) Illuminator Operations
4-5
4-6
SECTION V
OPERATIONAL DEFECTS
5-1
5-1 ZEROING OPERATIONAL DEFECTS
Operational defects relate to the reliability of the image intensifier and are an indication of instability. If identified, they are an
immediate cause for rejecting the ATN NVM-14. They include
shading, edge glow, flashing, flickering, and intermittent operation.
a. Shading
If shading is persistent, you will not see a fully circular image
(Figure 5-1). Shading is very dark and you cannot see an image
through it. Shading always begins on the edge and migrates
inward eventually across the entire image area. Shading is a
high contrast area with a distinct line of demarcation. Contact
ATN or point of purchase for warranty/repair procedures.
SHADING
Figure 5-1
Shading
NOTE
Make sure the shading is not the result of improper exit pupil
position.
5-2
b. Edge Glow
Edge glow is a bright area (sometimes sparkling) in the outer
portion of the viewing area (Figure 5-2). To check for edge glow,
block out all light by cupping a hand over the lens. If the image
tube is displaying edge glow the bright area will still show up.
Contact ATN or point of purchase for warranty/repair procedures.
EDGE
GLOW
Figure 5-2
Edge Glow
c. Flashing, Flickering, or Intermittent
Operation
The image may appear to flicker or flash. If there is more than
one flicker, check for loose battery adapter or weak battery.
Contact ATN or point of purchase for warranty/repair procedures.
d. Cosmetic Blemishes
These are usually the result of manufacturing imperfections that
do not affect image intensifier reliability and are not normally
a cause for warranty or repair work. However, some types of
blemishes can get worse over time and interfere with the
usability of the device. If you believe a blemish is a cause for
rejection, warranty or repair please ATN or point of purchase for
warranty/repair procedures.
5-3
1. Bright Spots.
A bright spot is a small, non-uniform, bright area that may flicker
or appear constant (Figure 5-3).
Not all bright spots make the ATN NVM-14 rejectable. Cup your
hand over the lens to block out all light. If the bright spot remains,
return the ATN NVM-14. Bright spots usually go away when the
light is blocked out. Make sure any bright spot is not simply a
bright area in the scene you are viewing. Bright spots are
acceptable if they do not interfere with the ability to view
the outside scene.
2. Emission Points.
A steady or fluctuating pinpoint of bright light in the image
area that does not go away when all light is blocked from the
objective lens of the monocular (Figure 5-3). The position of
an emission point within the image area does not move. Not all
emission points make the ATN NVM-14 rejectable. Make sure
any emission point is not simply a point light source in the scene
Figure 5-3
Bright Spots and Emission Points
yo u
are
EMISSION
POINT
BRIGHT
SPOT
viewing. Emission points are acceptable if they do not
interfere with the usability of the device.
3. Black Spots.
5-4
These are cosmetic blemishes in the image intensifier or dirt
or debris between the lenses. Black spots are acceptable as
long as they do not interfere with viewing the image. No action
is required if this condition is present unless the spots
interfere with the usability of the device.
4. Fixed-Pattern Noise.
This is usually a cosmetic blemish characterized by a faint
hexagonal (honeycomb) pattern throughout the viewing area
that most often occurs at high light levels or when viewing
very bright lights (Figure 5-4). This pattern can be seen in
every image intensifier if the light level is high enough. This
condition is acceptable as long as the pattern does not
interfere with viewing the image and usability of the device.
Figure 5-4
Fixed-Pattern Noise
5. Chicken Wire.
An irregular pattern of dark thin lines in the field of view either
throughout the image area or in parts of the image area
(Figure 5-5). Under the worst-case condition, these lines will
form hexagonal or square-wave shaped lines. This is typically
viewed in high light conditions. No action is required if this
condition is present unless it interferes with the viewing
the image and interferes with the users usability of the
device.
5-5
Figure 5-5
Chicken Wire
5-6
SECTION VI
MAINTENANCE
6-1
6-1 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
A. Purpose of PMCS
PMCS is performed daily when in use to be sure that the NVM-14
is ready at all times. Procedures listed in Table 6-1 are a systematic inspection of the NVM-14 that will enable you to discover
defects that might cause the sight to fail on a mission.
B. Frequency of performing PMCS
The frequency of performing PMCS is as follows:
1. Daily when the NVM-14 is in use.
2. When it is removed from the case for any reason.
Table 6-1 Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Services for ATN NVM-14
ITEM
NO.
1
LOCATION ITEM
TO CHECK/
SERVICE
Maintenance
PROCEDURE
NOT FUNCTIONING AT OPTIMAL
LEVEL IF
Open carrying case, inventory Not Current.
items.
Previously recorded faults on Fault not
maintenance records.
corrected.
MONOCULAR
6-2
2
Optical
Surfaces
Scratches or
chips hinder
Inspect lens for dirt, fingerprint
vision with
residue, chips, or cracks. If
monocular
necessary, clean and dry lens
turned on, or
with water and lens tissue.
if cracks are
present.
3
External
Surfaces
Inspect for cracks or damage.
Scratches and gouges are OK
if operation is not affected
Cracked or
damaged.
ITEM
NO.
LOCATION ITEM
TO CHECK/
SERVICE
PROCEDURE
NOT FUNCTIONING AT OPTIMAL
LEVEL IF
4
Check to make sure battery
adapter is present. Remove
Battery Adapter battery adapter and inspect
/ Compartment for corrosion, moisture, corroded or defective contacts,
and that o-ring is present.
Adapter is missing, contacts
damaged or corroded, or o-ring
is missing.
5
Rotate diopter adjustDiopter Adjust- ment ring to make sure the
ment Ring
eyepiece is not too tight or
too loose.
Binding, not
moving freely or
too loose.
Inspect for dir t, dust, and
cracked or torn cup. Inspect
for bent, broken or improperly
fitting eyecup. If necessary,
clean with water.
6
Eyecup
7
Rotate objective lens focus
Objective Lens
ring to ensure free moveFocus Ring
ment.
8
Lens Cap
Inspect for cracked, torn, or
missing lens cap.
9
Viewed Image
Refer to Section V – Operation Defects – to inspect for
operational defects.
Strap, Pads
Damage causes
Inspect for cuts, tears, fraying,
straps or pads
holes, cracks, or defective
to be unservicefasteners.
able.
10
Binding or not
moving freely.
Flickering,
flashing, edge
glow, or shading
is observed.
6-3
ITEM
NO.
LOCATION ITEM
TO CHECK/
SERVICE
PROCEDURE
NOT FUNCTIONING AT OPTIMAL
LEVEL IF
Socket
Inspect for dirt, dust, or corrosion. Insert the rail of ATN
NVM-14 into socket to verify
secure attachment of ATN
NVM-14 to headmount. If
necessary, clean socket with
water.
Damaged, latch
won’t work or
too loose.
12
Socket
Press the socket-release
button and check for free
motion. Inspect for damage.
Binding,
damaged or
non-operational
slide mechanism.
13
Headmount /
Helmet Mount
Adapter
Inspect for dirt, dust, or corroDamaged,
sion. Insert adapter into headwill not latch
mount or helmet mount socket
securely.
to verify secure attachment.
11
14
Weapon Mount
Inspect for dust, dirt, or corrosion.
Damaged, will
not mount to
ATN NVM-14 or
will not mount to
weapon mount
rail.
CAUTION
The demist coating on the demist shield can be damaged if
cleaned while wet or cleaned with wet lens paper. Clean only
when the demist shield is dry and only use dry lens paper.
15
6-4
Demist Shield
Inspect for dirt, dust, scratches
or damage. If necessary, clean
when shield is dry with dry lens
tissue only.
Damage or
scratches hinder
vision with ATN
NVM-14 on.
ITEM
NO.
LOCATION ITEM
TO CHECK/
SERVICE
16
Sacrificial
Window
Inspect for dirt, dust,
scratches, or damage.
If necessary, clean.
17
3X/5X/8X
Magnifier
Damage or
Inspect optical surface for dirt,
scratches hinder
dust, scratches or cracks.
vision.
18
Carrying Case
Remove all items and shake
out loose dirt or foreign material. Inspect for tears, cuts,
excess wear or damage to
mounting clips.
19
Neck Cord
Inspect for cuts, tears, or
excess wear or damaged clips.
PROCEDURE
NOT FUNCTIONING AT OPTIMAL
LEVEL IF
Damage or
scratches hinder
vision with ATN
NVM-14 on.
6-5
6-2 TROUBLESHOOTING
Table 6-2 lists common malfunctions that you may find with
your equipment. Perform the tests, inspections, and corrective
actions in the order they appear in the table.
This table cannot list all the malfunctions that may occur, all the
tests and inspections needed to find the fault, or all the corrective
actions needed to correct the fault. If the equipment malfunction
is not listed or actions listed do not correct the fault, notify ATN
or your point of Purchase.
Table 6-2 Operator Troubleshooting for ATN NVM-14
MALFUNCTION
1
6-6
TEST OR INSPECTION
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Monocular
fails to activate.
Press operation button.
Press button one
short push.
2
IR illuminator fails to
activate.
In a dark location with system
turned on, activate IR. Visually
check IR illuminator operation;
scene should brighten.
If IR illuminator fails
to activate, refer to
higher level of maintenance.
3
IR indicator
fails to activate.
Visual.
Refer to higher level
of maintenance.
4
Poor image
quality
Check objective lens or eyepiece focus.
Refocus.
Check for fogging or dirt on
lens.
Clean lens surface.
If image quality is still
poor, refer to higher
level of maintenance.
Check for defective, missing or Replace batteries or
improperly installed batteries. install correctly.
MALFUNCTION
5
TEST OR INSPECTION
Light visible
Check eye-relief distance.
around eyecup
Check eyecup for resiliency.
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Re-adjust for proper
eye-relief distance.
If eyecup is defective, refer to higher
level of maintenance.
6
Diopter adjust- Check to see if the diopter
ment cannot
adjustment ring is bent or
be made
broken
If damaged, refer
to higher level of
maintenance.
7
Battery
Check for damaged battery
adapter diffiadapter.
cult to remove.
If damaged, refer
to higher level of
maintenance.
8
Head straps
cannot be
tightened
If damaged, refer
to higher level of
maintenance.
9
Headmount or Check socket for dirt.
helmet mount Check socket for damage.
socket does
not catch.
Check for defective buckles,
fasteners or straps.
Clean socket.
If damaged, return
headmount or helmet
mount to higher level
of maintenance.
10 Helmet mount Inspect mounting hardware for If damaged, refer
will not tighten damage.
to higher level of
to helmet.
maintenance.
6-7
6-3 CLEANING THE ATN NVM-14
CAUTION
The ATN NVM-14 is a precision optical instrument and must
be handled carefully at all times to prevent damage.
Do not scratch the external lens surfaces or touch them
with your fingers.
Wiping demisting shield with lens paper while wet or with
wet lens paper can damage the coating.
Clean monocular with water, if necessary, and dry thoroughly.
Clean lenses with lens paper (and water, if necessary, except
for demisting shield).
6-8
6-4 HEADMOUNT MAINTENANCE
A.Removal and Installation of Browpad
1. Remove old browpad (Figure 6-1) by grasping the headband.
2. Replace the browpad by gently pressing on the new browpad and smoothing out any wrinkles in new browpad.
Figure 6-1
Removal and Installation of Browpad
B.Removal and Installation of Chinstrap
1. Remove the chinstrap (Figure 6-2) by unsnapping the
Velcro tape from the left side of the headband. Unbuckle
the chinstraps from narrow strap assembly.
Figure 6-2
Removal and Installation of Chinstrap
6-9
2.Replace the chinstrap by using the Velcro tape on the left
side of the headband. Lace the right straps into their respective sliding bar buckles on the right side of the headband for correct lacing (Figure 6-2).
C.Removal and Installation of Chin Cup
1. Remove the chinstrap (Figure 6-3) by unsnapping the
Velcro tape from the left side of the headband.
2.Replace the chin cup by sliding the cap on the chinstrap.
Fix the Velcro tape onto the place.
Figure 6-3
Removal and Installation of Chin Cup
6-10
6-5 Tube Maintenance /
Replacement
1. Unscrew the eyepiece (E) from the case of device (A).
2. Unscrew the lock ring (D) from the case of device.
3. Extract the light guide (C) from the case of device.
4. Extract the tube (B) to be replaced from the case of device (A).
5. Introduce the new tube (B) into the case of device (A).
6. Set the light guide (C) onto the place in the case.
7. Screw the lock ring (D) into the case of device.
8. Screw the eyepiece (E) into the case of device (A).
A
B
C
D
E
Figure 6-4
Maintenance/Replacement of the tube in the NVM-14
6-11
APPENDIX A
END ITEM COMPONENTS
TABLE A-1 ATN NVM-14 End Item Components
ITEM
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
A-1
DESCRIPTION
ATN NVM-14 Monocular Assembly
Swing Arm Interface, Head/Helmet
Weapon Mount
Operator Manual
Demist Shield, Eyepiece
Soft Carrying Case
Sacrificial Window
Should Strap
Head Mount Assembly
Brow Pad (Small)
Brow Pad (Large)
Lens Cap
Eye Cup Assembly
CR123A 3.0V DC Battery, Lithium
Battery Adapter
Battery (AA Alkaline)
APPENDIX B
REPAIR PARTS LIST
TABLE B-1 ATN NVM-14 Repair Parts List
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ITEM
1
2
ALT
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
DESCRIPTION
Battery Cap
Lithium Battery
AA Alkaline Battery
Purge Screw
Battery Adapter
Lens Cap
Sacrificial Window
Demist Shield
Battery Cap Retainer
Objective Lens Assembly
Eyepiece Lens Assembly
Head/Helmet Mount Adapter
Ship/Storage Case
Neck Cord
Soft Carry Case
Eyecup Assembly
Operator Manual
Shoulder Strap
Goggle Kit
Dual Bridge
Scope Adapter Mount
IR450
Picatinny Adapter
Camera Adapter
3X Lens
5X Lens
8X Lens
Lens Adapter
Universal Helmet mount
PART NO.
NVM-138
CR123A
M30-044
7B315
NVM-198
NVM-178
NVM-032
NVM-033
NVM-156
NVM-030
NVM-035
NVM-042
7B257-2
7B306
7B262
7B422
NVM-015
7B267
7B268-A1
NVM-200
NVM-201
NVM-202
NVM-203
NVM-204
NVM-205
NVM-206
NVM-209
NVM-207
NVM-208
B-1
index
A
ABBREVIATIONS, 1-4
B
Battery Installation, 4-2
Battery Life, 4-2
Black Spots, 5-5
Bright Spots, 5-4
C
CAUTIONS, a, iv
Chicken Wire, 5-5
CLEANING, 6-8
Cosmetic Blemishes, 5-3
D
diopter adjustment, 4-4, 6-3, 6-7
E
Edge Glow, 5-3, 6-3
Emission Points, 5-4
END ITEM COMPONENTS, A-1
eye relief, 2-3, 3-2, 3-3, 4-4, 6-7,
Eyepiece Diopter Adj., 2-3
F
Fixed-Pattern Noise, 5-5
Flashing, Flickering, or Intermittent
Operation, 5-2
f-Number, 2-3
G
GENERAL INFORMATION, 1-3
H
Height, 2-3
IND-1
I
IR Illumination Range, 2-3
IR illuminator, a, 2-2, 2-9, 4-4, 4-5, 6-6
L
Length, 2-3
M
Magnification, 2-3, 2-8
MAINTENANCE, IV, 2-2, 2-8, 6-1, 6-2, 6-6, 6-7, 6-9, 6-11
- HEADMOUNT, 6-9
- PREVENTIVE, 6-2
Mechanical Functions, 4-4
MOUNTING PROCEDURES, 3-1, 3-2, 4-4
O
objective lens focus, A, 2-2, 4-4, 6-3
On/Off/On IR control, 4-4
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS, 4-2
OPERATIONAL DEFECTS, 5-1, 5-2, 6-4
OPERATOR TROUBLESHOOTING, 6-7
P
Power Requirements, 2-3
R
REPAIR PARTS, B-1
S
SAFETY SUMMARY, a
Shading, 5-2, 6-3
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION, 2-2
T
TECHNICAL INFORMATION, 1-4
V
Voltage, 2-3
W
WARRANTY INFORMATION, 1-4
Weight, 2-3
Width, 2-3
IND-2
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