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Applications Of Photodetectors, LEDs, And More
Opto Diode offers a range of reliable photodiodes, IR detectors, LEDs, emitters, assemblies, and photonic modules for military, medical, and commercial applications.  Continue Reading..
Precision Optics For Military Applications
This application note reviews a number of precision optics suitable for military applications, including corner cube retro-reflectors, integrator rods, mirrors, windows, and cube beamsplitters, as well as a wide variety of prisms.  Continue Reading..
Enhance Defense And Protection With Rugged Vision Systems
Canon CMOS sensors offer unique performance for next-generation defense solutions.  Continue Reading..
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 protection of critical infrastructures, borders, harbors, and other territories is vital. Xenics’ 360° surveillance system is an efficient and cost-friendly monitoring solution to keep properties safe, day and night.  Continue Reading..


Steam-Thru® Connections allow a quick and easy sterile connection between biopharmaceutical processing equipment and disposable bag and tube assemblies. The single-use design saves time and money by eliminating unnecessary cleaning procedures and reducing validation burden associated with reusable components.

The TSX Series of chip attenuators pushes the boundaries of SWaP in a cost effective, easy-to-implement surface mount solution, suitable for a wide array of applications.

Cell & Gene Therapy from WCG will help your teams navigate this ever-changing regulatory space and set your trials up for success.

Canon's DC motors are custom manufactured to achieve the exact speed, power, and current required of the OEM application. Canon motors are RoHS-compliant and are completely designed, manufactured, and assembled in our facilities.

Alluxa's Hydrogen Alpha (H-alpha) Emission Line Filters have been specifically tailored to monitor H-alpha spectra in astronomy; they can also be used in any application where spectral line discrimination is critical, including spectroscopy, plasma monitoring, and fusion research.

The Model 80000SP1z2G1z4 is a self-contained, forced-air-cooled, broadband solid-state microwave amplifier designed for pulse applications at low duty factors where instantaneous bandwidth and high gain are required. 

JFW's 75BA-004-95-127 is a 75 Ohm benchtop attenuator assembly containing two solid-state step attenuators. The attenuators have an attenuation range of 0 to 95dB by 1dB steps and operate from 5 MHz to 2150 GHz. 

The AR Modular RF MUOS Amplifier Module is a two-port device offering full-duplex operation with amplification in both the transmit and receive paths. The module is a sub-system designed for customer integration into a radio system where requirements demand more power than offered by a base or tactical radio alone.


  • Nuclear Dreams: The Race To Build Project Orion

    ​Project Orion was a conceptual design for a spacecraft propulsion system that was developed during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Ambitious and innovative, the project's goal was to develop a spacecraft capable of carrying humans to distant destinations – including Mars and beyond – using nuclear explosions for propulsion.

  • Improving The Military’s Use Of Night Vision

    The use of night vision devices by the military first started in 1939. Numerous technological advances have been made since then, to the point we may soon see contact lenses provide the same advantages without the bulkiness of cumbersome headgear.

  • The Cobots Are Coming! The Cobots Are Coming!

    Using 2D or 3D vision to guide robots can improve flexibility and lower costs in various industrial applications. With the rise of collaborative robots, also known as cobots, there are now more opportunities to integrate machine vision into the work environment.

  • LASER World Of Photonics Celebrates 50 Years Of Laser

    Fifty years ago, LASER 73 brought together about 100 exhibitors to marvel at all photonics had to offer. Now, tens of thousands are flocking to Munich to attend LASER World of PHOTONICS, one of photonics’ leading trade fairs.

  • How Quantum Technologies Will Help The U.S. Military Keep Its Edge

    Emerging disruptive technologies are revolutionizing all industries, including defense. One of these technologies – quantum – is at the forefront of this revolution and it promises to keep militaries that harness its power one step ahead of those that don’t.


  • 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. 

  • In this video, Jim Hooker, from L-3 Applied Optics Center, gives us an overview of his company and their capabilities.

  • Vincent Farley with Telops gives us an overview of the Hyper-Cam Hyperspectral Imaging System and its role in defense and security related applications such as standoff chemical detection and identification, characterization of rockets, missiles, and flares, and more.

  • Eric Desfonds with Excelitas runs us through their offerings displayed at SPIE DSS 2013.