Russian military engineers reportedly have completed an aircraft-based laser system capable of destroying enemy satellites out of space.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is proposing to spend $66 million on a program to develop and deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that fire lasers at intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) shortly after takeoff, or during their boost phase of flight, when they are most vulnerable.
It’s safe to say that, whatever the expectations happened to be for last Monday’s altered reality/virtual reality headset demos at SPIE Photonics West, the event's reality surpassed them.
The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), through its Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, has awarded Lockheed Martin a $26.3 million contract to design, develop and produce a high-power fiber laser mounted on a tactical fighter jet by 2021.
With liftoff on the horizon, ESA’s Aeolus satellite is going through its last round of tests to make sure that this complex mission will work in orbit.
ViDAR (visual detection and ranging) -- the world's first optical radar designed for maritime search and detection – was recently incorporated as a payload in the SKELDAR V-200, a heavy fuel engine VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) made by Swiss-based UMS SKELDAR.
A new type of 3D display being developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign could pave the way for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets that do not cause headaches, nausea and eye fatigue symptoms commonly reported by users.
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.
Telops has responded to the request of their customers for a smaller version of their Hyper-Cam hyperspectral camera and has miniaturized it enough so that it can be integrated into smaller systems and packages.
Craig Taylor with Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies Company spent some time with us on day two of the DSS exhibition to give us an overview of some of his division’s work in optical modules and systems used in the aerospace and defense markets. He then turns it over to Eric Desfonds with Excelitas so he could catch us up on some of their more recent product developments, including their newly launched N-type quadrant detectors.
Technology involving military and industrial imaging applications is prevalent at DSS this year, and Sensors Unlimited's was no exception. Check out the video to hear Bob Jones talk about two newer SWIR cameras for these two market segments, and what makes them a fit for each.
In this video, Precision Optics Corp president Joe Forkey gives us a brief overview of his company and then gives us a closer look at some of the things they featured at their Photonics West booth.
At Photonics West 2014, Raptor Photonics had a variety of EMCCD, sCMOS, and CCD cameras on display. Their VP of sales and marketing Mark Donaghy gives us a closer look at the Kingfisher V 1940 x 1460 CCD camera.
In this video, Jim Hooker, from L-3 Applied Optics Center, gives us an overview of his company and their capabilities.