L3 Insight Technology PEQ-16 (5) Optical Pattern Generators
The OIR / Pattern Generator integrates a specifically designed holographic pattern or symbol into a standard AN/PEQ16 filter cap which when attached in front of the AN/PEQ16 collimated laser beam
There are currently 5 patterns to choose from (included): a circle, square, triangle, a “T”, or a plus sign.
Pattern generators can be used to identify individuals in a squad by issuing a different pattern to each member.
NOTE: Eye-safe civilian-legal IR illuminators or IR or visible laser devices of any kind will damage or destroy night observation devices such as AN/PVS-14 monoculars or ANVIS goggles if the beam is directed into the device, either directly or by specular reflection (mirror), so use extreme care when operating IR devices around night vision devices.