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World's First Full-Color, Flexible, Skin-Like Display Developed At UCF

Imagine a soldier who can change the color and pattern of his camouflage uniform from woodland green to desert tan at will.

  • Laser Frequency Combs Advance Medical, Measurement Tech
    Laser Frequency Combs Advance Medical, Measurement Tech

    Laser frequency combs are "rulers" of light that, very simply, measure different light frequencies that are evenly spaced. The exact spacing of frequencies is key to manipulating light for various applications. One application has dramatically improved optical atomic clocks. Another is a medical breath analyzer. Laser frequency combs also are used as precision rulers to search for exoplanets outside our solar system. In the lab, experimental physicists use them to watch chemical reactions unfold in real time.

  • Future SI Standard For Solar Irradiance Delivered To Switzerland
    Future SI Standard For Solar Irradiance Delivered To Switzerland

    Scientists from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have installed a Cryogenic Solar Absolute Radiometer (CSAR) at the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC) in Switzerland.

  • Towards Graphene Biosensors
    Towards Graphene Biosensors

    For the first time, a team of scientists has succeeded in precisely measuring and controlling the thickness of an organic compound that has been bound to a graphene layer.

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Digital Linescan Camera For High Speed, High Resolution Applications

Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems' revolutionary, near infrared (NIR) InGaAs camera increases line rates for 1024 pixels to over 46,000 lines per second, making this linear digital linescan camera ideal for optical coherence tomography (OCT) and high data rate industrial process control

  • Multi-Head High-Speed Camera: FASTCAM Multi
    Multi-Head High-Speed Camera: FASTCAM Multi

    The FASTCAM Multi is a multi-head, high-speed camera system ideal for applications involving the life sciences, defense and aerospace R&D, fluid dynamics, material science, microscopy, explosives testing, off-board automotive safety testing, and digital image correlation. It can be outfitted with one to two compact camera heads that can access confined areas where traditional camera housings wouldn’t fit.

  • SWIR Imaging Camera for Advanced Research: Xeva-1.7-320
    SWIR Imaging Camera for Advanced Research: Xeva-1.7-320

    Xenics’ Xeva-1.7-320 digital camera combines a thermo-electrically cooled InGaAs detector head and the control and communication electronics in a compact housing. Single or three-stage Peltier cooling reduces the noise and dark current for enhanced low light-level imaging. The Xeva-1.7-320 combines standard (up to 1.7 µm) InGaAs detector arrays with various speed versions: 60 Hz, 100 Hz and 350 Hz. This allows you to choose the most suitable detector-camera configuration for applications including SWIR microscopy, hyperspectral imaging, laser beam profiling, low-light level imaging, semiconductor inspection, and medical applications.

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FROM THE EDITOR

  • Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components
    Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components

    On July 25, Amazon released its first smartphone, and it didn’t take long for the internal components of the device to get leaked.

  • 4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier
    4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier

    Perhaps most famously portrayed in Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959), the idea of the “future soldier” has been around for decades. As rehashed in countless science fiction films and video games, the stereotypical future soldier is equipped with a protective exoskeleton, enhanced sensory equipment, seamless communication systems, and advanced weaponry. While the concept once seemed implausible, there are many real-world projects under way focused on realizing those seemingly fictitious warfighter capabilities — by integrating a plethora of diverse electronic subsystems into a cohesively operational suit.

  • The Top 5 Technologies From DSS 2014
    The Top 5 Technologies From DSS 2014

    With more than 450 companies at this year’s event and only three days to explore, it was an almost overwhelming task to try and take in all of the technology on display. Regardless, I did my best, and here is my list of the top five most exciting technologies I caught at the show.

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ELECTRONIC MILITARY & DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on wearable antennas for military applications, countering EMI threats, biological and chemical threat detection, advances in optical sensing, and more.

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

Schneider Optics

Schneider Optics

Schneider Optics designs, develops, and manufactures high performance lenses for machine vision, robotics, document scanning, industrial inspection and metrology, gauging, military, surveillance, & other image processing applications. Standard products include Compact C-Mount lenses, F-Mount lenses, Bilateral and Object Sided Telecentric lenses, a modular Macro system, large format lenses (area & line scan), 3-CCD lenses and industrial filters. Custom lens solutions are also available. Key markets include Machine Vision, Robotics, Document Scanning, Industrial Inspection, 2D/3D Metrology, Surveillance, & SWIR/Hyperspectral Imaging.

Photron, Inc.

Photron, Inc.

Photron was founded in 1974 to provide manufacturing, sales and service of professional film and video equipment and photo-instrumentation

Raptor Photonics Limited

Raptor Photonics Limited

Raptor Photonics Limited, founded in 2006, is a global leader and manufacturer of high performance, industrial-grade and rugged low light digital & analogue cameras. Raptor specialises in complete cameras and core engine solutions using EMCCD, Scientific CMOS, SWIR and Vis-SWIR sensor technology.

Hamamatsu Corporation

Hamamatsu Corporation

Photomultiplier Tubes|Arc Lamp|Photo Multiplier|Spectroscopy Systems

PCO-TECH Inc.

PCO-TECH Inc.

PCO-TECH Inc., founded in 1986, is a manufacturing, sales and marketing organization offering photonic instrumentation and complete systems throughout the world

Accumold

Accumold

Accumold® is a high-tech manufacturer of precision micro, small and lead frame injection molded plastic components
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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • In Situ Raman Spectroscopic Measurements of Metal Oxides Under High Temperature

    This application note describes an example of monitoring catalytic process of CO oxidation in operando through the use of BaySpec’s 532nm Raman spectrometer and high temperature Raman probe with XANES and EXAFS.

  • Laser Ablation Makes Automotive Interiors Shine

    This application note describes how JUNO, the F150A-BB-26 thermopile laser power sensor, and StarLab measurement software are used to know the status of automotive etching equipment in order to keep the power beam stable.

  • Rapid Manufacturing For Metals

    This white paper describes how Proto Labs uses a range of soft and hard metals in its manufacturing services, how to “machine” these metals, how to cast and mold them, how to use 3D printing in the metal manufacturing process, and other post-processing methods for metals.

  • Optical Filters: Right In Front Of Your Eyes

    Over the past decade, continued improvements in multi-layer thin film filter (TFF) design and manufacturing methods — such as in-situ optical monitoring and automated coater control with dynamic design adjustment — have enabled successful production of optical filters with increasing control over the spectral shape.  This has facilitated the production of more complex filters, including multi-band spectral performance.  Improvements in coater uniformity and machine operation efficiency achieved through quick-turn load-locked systems have reduced filter manufacturing costs, even as the complexity of filters has increased.  This reduction in price, coupled with improvements in performance, has enabled new applications using these TFFs and closed the consumer gap.

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World Congress on Industrial Automation

July 20 - 22, 2015
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Conference and Trade Fair on Laser Technology

July 20 - 22, 2015
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August 9 - 13, 2015
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August 10 - 12, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

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August 11 - 13, 2015
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