TELOPS Articles & Applications Notes

  1. Target Infrared Signature Characterization

    This application note discusses electronic attack and countermeasures, the importance of advanced measurement and signal intelligence (MASINT) capabilities, and how Telops’ line of Hyper-Vision hyperspectral imagers can help characterize dynamic targets and classify a variety of target infrared signatures in the electronic warfare space.

  2. Fast Thermal Imaging: Muzzle Flash Analysis

    Significant technical challenges need to be overcome when it comes to detection, location, and identification of small caliber hostile gunfire. The key characteristic for the detection of a small caliber gunfire, which also leads to the most obvious technical challenge, is its short, few  milliseconds long, muzzle flash.

  3. Safety Through Effective Gas Detection, Identification, And Imaging In Oil & Gas Environments

    Safety is a major concern for oil and gas companies since the environments they operate in often include many toxic industrial chemicals and gases with high explosive potential. Constant monitoring with reliable gas detection and identification systems has become a crucial part of the equation to keep on-site personnel safe and prevent damage or loss of installations. In this regard, infrared remote sensing technology offers many advantages over traditional gas detection systems as they allow monitoring and imaging of a scene from a distant and safe location.

  4. The New Way to Look at Ballistic Impacts: FAST Thermal Imaging Application Note

    This application note examines the benefits of high speed infrared cameras for use in testing ballistic impacts, and compares their use to that of traditional high-speed visible imaging systems. Visible impact ballistic testing is discussed, as well as infrared impact ballistic testing. The results of a field testing experiment are also addressed.

  5. Real-Time Characterization Of Smoke Candles Using Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging

    The development of efficient countermeasure devices is a challenging task for intelligence agencies. Flares and smoke candles are versatile devices which can be used for different purposes including protection of soldiers, positioning, rescue, communication, decoys, and screening agents.

  6. Stealth Detection Of Illicit Laboratories
    In today's war against terrorism, the illicit production of material threats used by terrorists has become a source of growing concern. Theese products are being illicitly fabricated in a number of clandestine laboratories by numerous terrorist and criminal groups. The precursors and solvents that are used in the production process each exhibit a unique infrared fingerprint, which can be detected and identified by using infrared hyperspectral imaging techniques. The Telops Hyper-Cam has recently demonstrated successful detection of a number of these precursors and solvents, representing an ideal solution to help find and dismantle the terrorist operated clandestine laboratories.
  7. Airborne Detection Of Methane Leaks Using Hyperspectral Imaging
    The worldwide natural gas transmission and distribution system is composed of millions of kilometers of pipelines and by thousands of transmission and compressor stations, valves, and distribution centers. With an ever-increasing regulatory pressure and increased cost of raw material, Oil and Gas pipelines companies and distributors are worried about gas leaks occurring in their aging infrastructures.
  8. Detection Of Buried Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
    Detection and eradication of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) captured a large attention from military efforts in Afghanistan.
  9. Remote Quantification Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions From A Power Plant
    New regulations about greenhouse gas emissions force governmental and environmental organizations around the world to look for efficient monitoring tools in order to manage their contribution to global warming.
  10. Article: Hyperspectral Imaging And High-Definition Remote Sensing For Military And Defense Applications
    Today’s surveillance needs demand a considerable level of discrimination and require the ability to detect, recognize, and identify humans and targets of interest efficiently and rapidly. By Louis Brault, Telops Inc.