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.
The technical development in the field of industrial fire protection and early fire detection has made tremendous progress during recent years.
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.
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 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.
Sierra-Olympic Technologies has recently introduced the Viento 67-640 thermal camera for perimeter surveillance, robotics, and other rugged outdoor imaging applications. The new thermal imager features a fixed focal length and fixed mount. With a 640 x 480, 17-micron thermal imaging core, the newest Viento camera provides standard NTSC/PAL composite analog video output with simultaneous 8-bit / 14-bit Camera Link® digital output
On the last day of SPIE’s 2016 DCS exhibition in Baltimore, Kevin Fogarty with Canon showed us a 19 micron pixel pitch sensor that can achieve a full color and high definition image in extremely low light environments.
Hyperspectral imaging technology has advanced significantly in the last 50 years, and Greg Staples with Bayspec talked with us for a few minutes at the 2016 SPIE DCS exhibition about how it has changed.
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.
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.
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Raptor Photonics had a strong showing at DSS this year with their EMCCD, sCMOS, and SWIR solutions
Tony Vengel, VP of business development for Nova Sensors, gives some background of his company and their cameras covering the full electromagnetic spectrum under their parent company, Teledyne Technologies.