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COMPANY PROFILE: Hoffman Engineering

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2007

Long recognized as a major producer of lighting products for military and commercial aircraft, Hoffman Engineering designs advanced lighting systems for night-vision and covert applications. The demand for the company’s innovative designs has resulted in an increasingly broader range of interior and exterior lighting projects.

Civil rotorcraft use of night-vision goggles (NVGs) is rising rapidly as EMS, SAR, police and others recognize the many benefits there are to night-vision operations. Goggle performance has improved to the degree that operations in relatively bright urban environments is now possible.

Hoffman Engineering has worked with night-vision device manufacturers as well as life-support professionals for more than 25 years to support precision testing of image-intensifier tubes and night-vision device systems.


In 1991, Hoffman embarked on a project to develop a portable test system for current and future generation night-vision devices. The result of this effort is the ANV-126 Night-Vision Device Test Set. The test set exceeded design goals and today the ANV-126 is accepted worldwide as the test set for the technology of today. In addition to being the test set of choice for all U.S. Forces, it is used wherever aviators fly with NVGs.

The ANV-126 is complemented by the ANV-20/20 Infinity Focus System and a wide variety of night-vision support items. The success of this product family makes Hoffman Engineering the premier producer of test systems for image-intensifier products.

The potential for loss of visual acuity in a crew station where NVGs are used is widely known. Hoffman has long understood this problem and has created many tools to inspect and test for it. These include the company’s NVG-102/103 family of Inspection Scopes as well as the LM-33-xx series of projectors and resolution targets.

Hoffman has provided assistance in nearly every facet of night-vision device applications. Today, the company continues to support U.S. Defense Dept. operations in this technology to a greater extent than ever. As the civil segment grows into broader use, Hoffman is here to support your night-vision operations.

If you are flying with NVGs or plan to, contact Hoffman and use their experience to your advantage.


Hoffman Engineering

8 Riverbend Drive

P.O. Box 4430

Stamford, Conn. 06907


Fax: 203-425-8910

Hoffman has provided assistance in nearly every facet of night-vision applications. As use in the civil segment grows, Hoffman is here to support your night-vision operations.

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