Steiner Nova Multi-Spectral Combat Identification Beacon
The Nova is a multi-spectral combat ID beacon for covertly marking blue force personnel and vehicles. It includes broadband thermal, NIR, SWIR, and/or white LED emitters. When operated in thermal or SWIR modes, it emits no visible signature and is undetectable by conventional night vision equipment.
The Nova has an optical output of approximately 350 mW in the MWIR band (3 - 5 µm), 320 mW in the NIR band (880 nm), 150 mW in the SWIR band (1550 nm), and 70 lumens in the visible spectrum.
Positive ID of blue force personnel and vehicles from ground based and airborne thermal imagers, targeting systems, short wave infrared cameras, and NVGs.
Covert - When operated in thermal or SWIR mode, the Nova is undetectable by all visible and NIR cameras and image intensified night vision devices.
Six emitter locations can be populated with any combination of emitters.
Multiple Nova beacons can be synchronized to flash in unison.
Completely self-contained: configured for use on a helmet, MOLLE vest, pack, or vehicle.
|Wavelength||VIS (white) / NIR (880nM)|
|Optical Divergence||Greater than hemispherical: 360˚ azimuth x 200˚ elevation|
|Detectable Range SWR||5 to 8 km|
|Battery||(3) CR 123|
|Battery Life||4.5 to 14 hours|
|Weight||235 grams / 8.3 ounces|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 7.5 x 3.8 cm|
|Operating Temperature Range||-30°C (-22°F) to 60°C (140°F)|
|Waterproof||10 meters for 30 minutes|