Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, commercial partners and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA (FNC.MI), which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide. Within Leonardo DRS, the Commercial Infrared Systems (CIS) line produces advanced electro-optical sensor systems to include thermal surveillance systems, cooled and uncooled infrared camera modules, and thermal detectors. The CIS line is developed in Dallas, Tex.; Melbourne, Fla.; Cypress, Calif.; Huntsville, Ala.; Columbia, Md.; and the UK. For more information, visit www.drsinfrared.com.
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This white paper demonstrates the benefits of using the CLC utility alongside Tamarisk® camera cores in three common integration scenarios.
The most significant development in the production of infrared sensors and their ability to affect improvements to SWaP-C requirements comes from the introduction of uncooled focal plane array (FPA) designs.
Leonardo DRS announced today that its highly anticipated 10-micron pixel pitch infrared detector has been successfully demonstrated to select defense industry prime contractors.
Leonardo DRS debuted its new Tamarisk® Precision Series line of radiometric camera cores at the 2015 SPIE Photonics West exhibition. Designed for applications that require both accurate temperature measurement and superior image quality, Tamarisk® Precision Series is equipped with Leonardo DRS' patented infrared sensor technology, expert calibration and new developer tools for greater flexibility, customization and integration for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
At this year’s exhibition, Leonardo DRS’ business development director, Doug VanDover, introduced us to the newest entry in the Tamarisk thermal IR camera family — the Tamarisk precision series
This video showcases an ATP (acquisition, tracking, and pointing) tracker in action in both day and nighttime conditions. The imagery was captured with Leonardo DRS’ infrared cameras. The ATP tracker used in this footage is the result of a Senior Capstone Project in Texas A&M’s electrical engineering program.
This video is an entry from the 2014 Leonardo DRS Student Infrared Imaging Competition in which a student designed, constructed, and tested a thermal display capable of showing moving images, text, and patterns.
This video is an entry from the University of Arkansas Leonardo DRS 2014 thermal imaging competition. In it, the results of a UAV-based thermal imaging archaeological site survey are presented in which thermal imaging helped to reveal subsurface archaeological features in a largely unexplored area in Arkansas.
Changes in soil texture, topography, wind, and even the time of day can all affect crop field variability. All of these factors can affect how water infiltrates and holds into the soil profile. These variables need to be taken into consideration in irrigation scheduling.
When laying out a site design for surveillance using currently marketed uncooled thermal cameras, it is important to understand the coverage capability of the cameras under evaluation in terms of field of view and range. Accurately gauging range performance from the onset of the site design may allow one to avoid unintended and pricey rework costs later. The following white paper explores the various determinants that are needed for thermal camera range capability assessment.
Security surveillance systems are only as effective as their ability to see and warn of intrusions. While today’s video technology has significantly extended the perimeters of detection, many blind spots remain, hindering its success.
Jay Schell of Leonardo DRS tells us about the unique features of the Tamarisk thermal cameras, and how they're used in applications involving integration into UAVs, medical imaging equipment, analytic devices, man-portable imaging devices, robotic ground vehicles, unmanned sensors, security and surveillance, and more.
Cooled infrared imaging is in many ways a mature technology, with its architectures well-defined and its past and present applications well-understood.
A technology once reserved for military applications and expensive government programs, infrared imaging systems are now being widely deployed in a variety of applications to address needs that traditional imaging technology cannot. Today, we are just scratching the surface of thermal imaging’s capabilities and uses. As advances in thermal imaging technology and manufacturing efficiencies improve performance and drive down costs, we are experiencing a transition to thermal imaging as the preferred low-light solution for security and surveillance systems as well as the emergence of new, innovative products and markets. By J Schell, Product Manager, DRS Technologies, Network and Imaging Systems Group
Shutters are used in thermal cameras to act as a reference for periodic detector calibrations in order to provide a more accurate image of the thermal scene the camera is capturing