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Using Thermal Camera Cores For Reconnaissance Robots 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.  Continue Reading...
Solving 360° Perimeter Security 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.  Continue Reading...
Solving A Difficult Military Beam Alignment Task
Solving A Difficult Military Beam Alignment Task 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.   Continue Reading...
Defense Applications For SWIR InGaAs Cameras 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...  Continue Reading...
Designing A New Optical Projection Device For Military Pilots
Designing A New Optical Projection Device For Military Pilots 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.  Continue Reading...
Visionary Developments In Military And Defence Surveillance
Visionary Developments In Military And Defence Surveillance 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  Continue Reading...
Understanding Optical Coatings For Military Applications 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, ...  Continue Reading...
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    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 Optical Radar Installed In SKELDAR V-200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    ViDAR Optical Radar Installed In SKELDAR V-200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

    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.

  • New Virtual Reality Display Uses Optical Mapping To Ease Eye Fatigue
    New Virtual Reality Display Uses Optical Mapping To Ease Eye Fatigue

    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.

  • Blighter Unveils Man-Portable Radar/Camera System

    Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (http://www.blighter.com ), a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, has unveiled Blighter® Explorer Nexus, a fully integrated, battery operated, man portable radar/camera surveillance system.

  • Raptor Launches New OWL 1280 VIS-SWIR (InGaAs) HD Format Camera
    Raptor Launches New OWL 1280 VIS-SWIR (InGaAs) HD Format Camera

    Raptor Photonics recently launched an additional member to its family of Visible SWIR cameras with the OWL 1280, offering HD resolution for high end long range surveillance, scientific and astronomy applications.

  • Georgia Tech Applies Photonics To Boost U.S. Electronic Warfare Capability
    Georgia Tech Applies Photonics To Boost U.S. Electronic Warfare Capability

    Researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are utilizing novel photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and other light-based technologies to enhance U.S. electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. Photonics-based technologies offer several advantages over traditional radio frequency (RF) systems in achieving this end.

  • US, UK Military Ready Prototypes For Laser Weapon Systems
    US, UK Military Ready Prototypes For Laser Weapon Systems

    The United States and United Kingdom militaries have announced separate deals to develop and deploy laser weapons aboard naval ships.

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