Night vision compatibility testing

NVC150 from Bentham

The NVC150 is an essential tool in the evaluation and development of night vision enabled products, ranging from goggles through to displays.

Featuring two configurations, as a spectroradiometer, the NVC150 permits accurate assessment of interior lighting (MIL STD 3009) and exterior lighting (SAE ARP5825, STANAG 1445 etc) whilst as a spectrophotometer, is utilised in the detailed evaluation of NVIS filter transmission.

  • Double monochromator for superlative stray light performance
  • Thermoelectrically cooled photomultiplier detector (S20 photocathode)
  • Optional spectroradiometer and spectrophotometer modes
  • Range of telescope input optics
  • Reports colourimetric parameters, luminance, NRa and NRb

Further information

Across all applications, the superlative performance of the NVC150, including excellent stray light rejection and unparalleled sensitivity, delivers accurate NVIS compatibility characterisation and ultimate measurement confidence across the life time of the system.

Core benefits

  • Easy to use Windows control
  • Ultimate measurement confidence
  • Complies with legislative requirements
  • Assess all types of lighting product (interior & exterior)

Reported parameters

  • Colourimetric parameters
  • Luminance
  • NRa
  • NRb


Spectral range of operation


Spectral data interval


Spectral bandwidth (FWHM)


Wavelength accuracy

± 0.3nm, ± 0.05nm with software correction

Wavelength reproducibility

± 0.05nm



Stray light rejection at 2.5 FWHM


Minimum working distance

25mm with Macro lens

Maximum working distance

50m with TL1 lens

Typical NER


Bench space required

1m deep x 2.5m wide typical including working space

Services requirements

2 x 110/220V AC mains sockets, 400VA total


  •  MIL STD 3009 - Lighting, aircraft, night vision imaging system (NVIS) compatible
  • SAE ARP5825 - Design Requirements and Test Procedures for Dual Mode Exterior Lights
  • STANAG 1445 - Conduct Of Maritime Nvg Cross Operations


B-NVC150 Night vision compatibility testing


Staffan Eriksson
Staffan Eriksson


Quantum Design GmbH

Roddarestigen 3
SE 182 35 Danderyd

Phone:+46 8 41071791
Staffan ErikssonSales Manager
+46 8 410 71791
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