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..
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..


The U8176LF is the world’s smallest ASIC based OCXO (Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator) designed to meet the most stringent requirements for 5G Remote Radio Head (RRH), small cell, optical network, and microwave transmission system applications.

Bliley Technologies offers the HYAS GPS disciplined Master Reference Oscillator (MRO) designed to provide precision timing and reference frequencies for small satellite platforms in many applications including tracking, communication, and earth observation.

D-TA offers the open-architecture MFEL-5000 as the most advanced and most cost effective ELINT solution in the market. The MFEL5000 uses dual antennas (OMNI & Spinner DF), dual receivers, and a large data storage server for multi-core software processing, recording, and analysis of signals of interests (SOIs).

Empower RF Systems offers the SKU 2225 long duty cycle pulsed amplifier operating from 5.2 to 5.9 GHz for EW, radar, directed energy and satcom applications where tens and hundreds of kilowatts of CW and Pulse power are required. With new modern architecture, this SSPA offers scalability for affordable upgrade paths to future power needs by adding hardware to an existing system.

Comtech’s latest development continues to expand on its innovative integrated RF GaN Power Amplifier designs by further increasing the bandwidth and power density. Comtech proudly introduces the Model BME49189-50, the latest in GaN-based 4 – 18 GHz RF amplifiers.

Gain control over your backup storage environment. Proliferating backups and management tools can make life complicated for storage professionals. Bocada brings it all together to make your life easier. Clear and simple storage reporting, storage utilization alerting, and predictive storage analytics makes it easy to stay on top of backup storage trends, eliminate fire drills, and minimize budget overruns.

The new Manta cameras are designed with a modular and versatile concept for easy integration into machine vision systems. The Manta G-158 and G-040 provide excellent image quality, offer an extended feature set, and are equipped with the Sony IMX273 and IMX287 CMOS sensors.

Allied Vision’s Bonito PRO CoaXPress camera series is equipped with 4 x CXP-6 ports enabling bit rates of 25 Gbit/s over four coaxial cables with a maximum communication distance of 68 meters. The two Bonito PRO series models, the Bonito PRO X-2620 and X-1250, support the latest high-resolution ON Semi PYTHON CMOS sensors with 26.2 Megapixel and 12.5 Megapixel resolutions.



  • 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.