Lenses For Aerospace Safety
Industrial lenses are crucial for monitoring and controlling aircraft and rocket engines in harsh conditions, enabling real-time observation, capturing data, and improving efficiency and safety.  Continue Reading..
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Lenses For Security Applications
Vision technologies enhance security in public areas by detecting, tracking, and identifying people and vehicles, enabling automated surveillance and alert systems based on suspicious activities.  Continue Reading..
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Applications Of High Speed SWIR Imaging
Explore the remarkable world of NIR and SWIR imaging technology, its diverse applications, unique capabilities, and the transformative impact it has on a diverse collection of industries.  Continue Reading..
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Applications Of Photodetectors, LEDs, And More
This range of reliable photodiodes, IR detectors, LEDs, emitters, assemblies, and photonic modules are built to meet the demands of military, medical, and commercial applications.  Continue Reading..
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Unsteady Flow Physics Of Dynamic Stall
High-speed cameras capture slow-motion video of high-speed events for aerospace research. The University of Illinois uses Photron's FASTCAM Mini to study vortex structures on dynamically pitching wing surfaces.  Continue Reading..


The Hawk Blue is a cooled HD Camera offering back-illuminated EMCCD technology, enabling ultimate sensitivity imaging (<50μlux) and  high QE of 65% at 254nm.

Raptor has some unique Space Heritage, with cameras flying as optical payloads on several live LEO Cubesat missions for Earth Observation as well as ground based stations.

The LE/LSE Series from Sensors Unlimited comprises InGaAs linear photodiode arrays and can be used in many commercial applications, as well as industrial process control. Additional applications include inspection in agricultural sorting, biomedical analysis, thermal imaging, and NIR molecular spectroscopy.

Sensors Unlimited’s Multi-Mode Micro-SWIR 640CSX video camera is ideal for laboratory, factory, military, and other applications requiring SWIR imaging and detection/decoding of NIR/SWIR pulsed lasers. The camera enables rapid identification of common battlefield targeting lasers, including those with covert eye-safe laser wavelengths. Lightweight and compact, the 640CSX MMT allows its user to view images despite haze, dust, and smoke while reducing fratricide and collateral damage.

Ophir Optics group develops and delivers a wide range of IR complex lens assemblies with fixed, motorized focus, and zoom lenses to support UAV MWIR and LWIR imaging. These optics are designed to optimize the specific size, weight and power (SWAP) constraints of the UAV payload platforms for military, security and emerging UAV applications.

BaySpec’s OCI-M is a multispectral imager designed for aerial imaging in precision agriculture, remote sensing, security, material detection, and geological survey. The aerial imager has 8 selective bands covering the range from 400-1000 nm.

Princeton Infrared Technologies offers the 1280SCICAM lattice-matched InGaAs camera designed for excellent SWIR and visible imaging 1280 x 1024 resolution at high frame rates greater than 95 fps at full frame size. The small pitch array at 12 μm, combined with the high quantum efficiency of the lattice-matched InGaAs arrays enables excellent imaging in the SWIR and visible band.

The GEM III is a multifunctional night vision device with a wide variety of configurations for an array of cameras, camcorders, lenses, and scopes for covert surveillance operations. This device is capable of true night vision in the world of still and full-motion digital image capture, and is able to change between configurations in a short amount of time without the use of tools.


  • Mercedes-Benz plans a limited launch of its Drive Pilot system in 2024, the first to market with a Level 3 autonomous driving system. LiDAR is playing an instrumental role in the progression to Level 3 autonomy, aided by the unsung hero: LiDAR filters.

  • As of this writing the conflict between Israel and Hamas is approaching 50 days (or 36 years, depending on how you choose to define it). While Hamas most likely doesn’t have directed energy weapons at its disposal several countries do. Is an Iron Dome-like defense system possible for the inevitable day when directed energy weapons are used for an attack?

  • Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their colleagues have built a superconducting camera containing 400,000 pixels — 400 times more than any other device of its type.

  • LiDAR – is there anything it can’t do? Invented in the 1960s on the heels of the invention of the laser, LiDAR became commercially viable in the late 1980s. Today, it’s omnipresent, allowing us to do things we’ve never seen before in ways we never imagined.

  • This year’s batch of Nobel Laureates all seem to be fine scientists, researchers, authors, and leaders who don’t seem to have anything to do with Halloween. But don’t worry, we found some past award winners who do!