Defense

Incom Tapers – Protecting Our Homeland with Night Vision Technology

INCOM’s tapers, key components in image intensifiers, are used to transfer night vision images to computers for analysis and storage. This fused fiber optics technology allows threats to be analyzed quickly and accurately.

Since image intensifiers used in night vision rely on a high-resolution, artifact-free image, our tapers play a vital role. They have the small-fiber diameter, high-fiber quality and low fixed-pattern noise required to create such high-quality images.

INCOM’s tapers are used in image intensifier coupling in order for the image intensifier to be able to relay the output image to a CCD sensor, computer, or other device. Fiber optic tapers are far superior to optical lenses for this process due to a much higher coupling efficiency, which yields a near-perfect image.

Incom’s Tapers Can Be Customized
to Your Specifications

We can custom design our tapers for particular specifications and applications. The quality control of our manufacturing processes also ensures high-quality components created to specifications every time.


Incom’s custom tapers allow images from intensifiers to be transferred to computers for analysis.

Incom Tapers – Protecting Our Troops; Improving Our Defense

INCOM’s tapers are key components in image intensifiers and are used in most of the U.S. Army’s 65,000 Abrams tanks. This fused fiber optics technology allows tank operators to maintain daytime visual acuity at night.

Image intensifiers used in night vision for the military rely on a high-resolution, artifact-free image. INCOM’s tapers play a vital role because they have the small-fiber diameter, high-fiber quality and low fixed-pattern noise required to create such high-quality images.

INCOM’s tapers are used in image intensifier coupling in order for the image intensifier to relay the output image to a CCD sensor or other device. Fiber optic tapers are far superior to optical lenses for this process due to a much higher coupling efficiency, which yields a near-perfect image. INCOM tapers also work well with all image inverter tubes since GEN I.

Incom’s Custom Tapers Can
Meet All Mil Specs

Demanding mil specs are no problem for INCOM’s manufacturing capabilities. We can custom design any of our tapers for exact specifications and applications. The quality controls of our manufacturing processes also ensure high-quality components created to specifications every time.


Incom’s custom tapers can meet all applicable mil specs and are used in most of the 65,000 Abrams tanks for image intensification.