Full dark room test capability for MIL-STD-3009 compliance

NVG compatibility, luminance, chromaticity

Testing of customer displays, indicators and other light sources

Equipment calibration traceable to national standards

MIL-STD-3009 (and its forerunner MIL-L-85762A) is the most commonly requested standard for NVG compatible military aircraft cockpit lighting world-wide.

For each function of cockpit lighting it defines levels of NVG compatibility (NVIS Radiance), chromaticity (colour coordinates) and luminance levels for use during NVG flight operations. At the same time it requires that lights and displays remain discernible during daytime flying, especially in bright sunlight.

Achieving the required balance between compatibility, luminance and colour is not always easy and must be verified by test. MIL-STD-3009 defines the instrument type, known as a spectroradiometer, required. Consolite has two such instruments, one fixed, one portable, in its dark room, both with calibration traceable to national standards.

Consolite uses this equipment to test its own products and customer upgrades, and can also provide a test facility for customers needing verification of their own NVG compatible equipment.

Please contact us for further information.