Military Imaging And Sensing Edition
  Non-ITAR, Mil-Rugged, High-Sensitivity Small SWaP SWIR Cameras

Sensors Unlimited offers two non-ITAR, mil-rugged small-SWaP SWIR-InGaAs cameras for real-time, low-light imaging in the shortwave-infrared spectrum. The 320CSX MicroSWIR camera delivers 320 x 256 pixel resolution; the 640CSX MicroSWIR video camera delivers 640 x 512 resolution. Both non-ITAR cameras are ideal for industrial process monitoring, enhanced vision, and persistent surveillance.

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Understanding Detectors With Thermoelectric Coolers
By Opto Diode

In order to optimize a detector for enhanced performance levels within their designated applications, it is important to understand the heatsinking of the package. A detector’s thermal resistance is minimized by the proper heat sink selection and mounting by using a thermal interface material.

Military Imaging And Sensing Product Focus
World's First True HD Thermal Camera: Viento HD Lab

Sierra-Olympic presents the new Viento HD Lab camera, the first longwave infrared (LWIR) camera designed with true high-definition imaging at 1900 x 1200 pixel resolution. This fully functional camera system is based on a unique 1920 x 1200 x 12 µm uncooled sensor, making the imager ideal for users who require the maximum number of pixels available in a thermal, commercially-supported imaging system.

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Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.
Precision Optics For Military Imaging

Precision Glass &Optics, an expert in optical manufacturing for over 25 years, offers advanced thin film coatings, commercial optics and precision optics (standard and customized) for military and defense applications. Plano optical components include prisms, windows, beamsplitters, light pipes, optical mirrors, and retro reflectors.

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Solving A Difficult Military Beam Alignment Task

Laser systems used in the periscope of a nuclear-powered submarine providing on-board instrumentation that offers accurate pitch, yaw, and roll data. As a result of the critical nature of this information, the burden is placed on the quality of the laser beam, its size, its shape, and its intensity. 

FAST Thermal Imaging – Tank/Artillery Muzzle Flash Analysis

Typical large caliber muzzle flash last less than 0.2 seconds in the MW (3μm to 5μm) band. This fact leads to the most important technological challenge when it comes to the detection and characterization of short, millisecond long events: high frame rate.

Using Thermal Camera Cores For Reconnaissance Robots

Reconnaissance robots are controlled remotely, which allows for access into normally inaccessible sites and reduces risks for users. The FENIX from PIAP is a light reconnaissance robot designed for detecting threats, and can observe, lift, and neutralize dangerous loads, and transport sabotage equipment.

Designing A New Optical Projection Device For Military Pilots

When the Department of Defense decided its landscape flight simulators to train pilots required too large a display, too large an enclosure space, and felt a bit antiquated in general, the DoD looked for a helmet –mounted simulation solution to replace the traditional rear-projection screens they were using.

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Gooch & Housego Aspherical And Spherical Optics For Commercial And Military Imaging Applications

Gooch & Housego manufactures precision optical components in numerous aspherical and spherical shapes, and in a wide variety of materials for commercial and military imaging applications. Each optic is completely manufactured and coated in-house via traditional methods, and modern, high-technology methods such as MRF and diamond turning techniques.

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Defense And Security

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers high tech materials and components for enabling the defense and security industry to develop night vision, display, sensor, and other technologies that are smaller, lighter, and more effective. They manufacture and assemble fiber optic and electronic products including optics for night vision systems, controlled illumination glass for avionics, and other display packages, and camera systems.

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