Our first comprehensive catalog of NVIS-Compatible Monolithic Filter Glass.
This catalog provides a listing of Gillinder’s continually growing line of Green A, Green B, Intruder Green, and Yellow B compositions.
Since 1942, Gillinder has pioneered the development of these night vision goggle products. Following the failed 1979 rescue attempt during the Iranian hostage crisis, the 1980s and 1990s saw increased demand for the development of night vision compatible glass rings, cap filters and flat filters for aircraft instrumentation and cockpit lighting. This NVIS glass became a necessity for military, aerospace, and mission critical applications.
Demand Increasing for NVIS Products in Aviation
Demand continues to grow as NVIS compatible products, more and more, have become part of the cockpits in commercial airplanes, cargo airline fleets and EMS aircraft. Pilots are trained using night vision goggles and systems in the military and prefer to use them in their civilian careers as pilots, particularly as they frequently encounter bad weather and fly at night. Recognizing this trend, military and civilian airfields are equipping runways and other ground equipment with NVIS- friendly lighting solutions.
Gillinder’s broad range of monolithic glass NVIS filters are in compliance with U.S. military specifications MIL-STD-3009, MIL-L-85762A, and humidity resistivity test of MIL-STD-810E. Each composition offers color consistency, high transmission, low NVIS radiance, excellent internal quality and third-party certified environmental durability. We have engineered our product line to provide a superior filter product with consistent and uniform spectral properties.
Gillinder’s complete listing of NVIS products for aircraft interior and exterior lighting includes:
NVIS Green A
NVIS Green A (Intruder)
NVIS Green B
NVIS Yellow B
NVIS Friendly compositions
Covert (IR Transmitting) glass
The Gillinder team can also meet the challenges associated with the adoption of light emitting diode (LED) technology and customization for unique aerospace applications. Gillinder can modify or develop NVIS glass colors to accommodate various lamp sources and/or optimize specific factors of particular importance to our customers. We offer comprehensive glass solutions — from design and glass formulation through manufacture.
Our technical team, consisting of glass scientists and optical engineers, is available and prepared to meet the most difficult challenges:
Standard blank forms are 6.5” square with a 6.0” square of guaranteed usable area. Thicknesses start at .275” (7mm).
Finished parts can be provided as flat filters, polished and/or diffused and cut to size for a particular application.
Our NVIS compatible glass is easier and faster to machine work, which reduces customer finishing times and promotes generally higher yields.
We also stock many standard colors.