Military & Defense Case Studies and White Papers

  1. Using Thermal Camera Cores For Reconnaissance Robots
    7/18/2016

    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.

  2. Solving 360° Perimeter Security
    6/10/2016

    With an increase in global conflicts and threats, perimeter security and the protection of critical infrastructures, borders, harbors, and other territories has become much more important. Xenics’ 360° surveillance system is an efficient and cost-friendly monitoring solution to keep properties safe, day and night.

  3. Solving A Difficult Military Beam Alignment Task
    4/1/2016

    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. 

  4. Defense Applications For SWIR InGaAs Cameras
    11/24/2015

    The SWIR InGaAs camera is an ideal option for many defense applications due to key performance features such as an uncooled, small, lightweight design, sensitivity to nightglow, and attached covert eye-safe lasers. Unlike LWIR and MWIR imagers, SWIR imagers are able to see reflected light, and can offer close representations of what is seen in the visible spectrum. This application note provides an overview on many applications that SWIR InGaAs cameras are ideal for including detection of laser designators, nightvision, target recognition, and laser gated imaging.

  5. Designing A New Optical Projection Device For Military Pilots
    3/25/2015

    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.

  6. Visionary Developments In Military And Defence Surveillance
    7/3/2013

    Sight is the most advanced and dominant human sense, and it is estimated that 25% of the brain is dedicated to the processing of images. The brain even prefers to ‘visualise’ problems and see information pictorially, as vision is so central to the way in which the world is perceived. By Steve Parker, PhD, and Fan Wu, PhD, RFEL

  7. Understanding Optical Coatings For Military Applications
    9/4/2012

    Virtually all optical components used in military applications, such as target designation, rangefinding and IR countermeasures, employ thin film coatings to somehow modify their transmission and reflection characteristics. Yet, despite their ubiquity, many military system designers are not familiar with the commonly encountered tradeoffs in thin film design, or with the characteristics of various coating deposition technologies. As a result, optical coatings are often specified in ways that drive up cost unnecessarily. This article reviews some of the most important design and deposition factors. It is intended to help those who specify optical coatings establish a realistic set of specifications that deliver the necessary performance in the most cost-effective manner.  By Trey Turner, Chief Technology Officer, REO

  8. Lasers For Defense: Ultra G® Series
    3/24/2011
    The BrightLock® Ultra-G is a breakthrough laser platform based on proprietary BrightLock® semiconductor chip technology.
  9. Application Note: Using SWIR In Intelligence, Surveillance, And Reconnaissance (ISR) Military And Security Systems
    8/31/2010
    Responding to the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has become the focus of U.S. Defense policy, and with that, the need for greater intelligence collection has moved upward in priority.