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Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Smart Shooter increases the accuracy and lethality of small arms.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The technology is completely autonomous, lightweight, reusable and non-pyrotechnical.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Marine Corps will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
INSIDER: Defense

BAE Systems received $179 million in total awards from the U.S. Army as part of the Limited Interim Missile Warning System (LIMWS) Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) program. This...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is helping the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps transition from analog to digital night vision systems with...

Articles: Communications
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
Briefs: Aerospace

Active imaging systems offer the promise of significantly improved tactical performance compared to passive military systems operating in adverse ground, air, and underwater/ maritime environments. These...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

An oscillating current flowing through a coil produces an oscillating magnetic field. When an electrically conducting material like a metal is brought...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

When settling in to design a new optical device for a defense application, it is often desirable to use Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) optical components wherever possible. COTS optics offer many...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Compact, lightweight, and uncooled imaging sensors are fueling a revolution in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). They are the key enablers for a powerful new breed of...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

The Wide-Field Dynamic Range (WFDR) camera is a high-sensitivity, wide-field-of-regard sensor of importance to future military surveillance and survivability systems. It is intended to be used in harsh, noisy...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tightly Coupled INS, GPS, and Imaging Sensors for Precision Geolocation

To address the issue of poor georegistration performance for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), navigation and target-location accuracy improvements achievable by tightly integrating an image-based feature-tracking algorithm with Global Positioning System (GPS) and a...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Characterization of the performance of image sensors and image sensor systems is critical to success in many defense and security applications. From image...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Amethod of real-time fusion of readout data from electronic inertial and image sensors for passive navigation has been developed. By "passive navigation" is meant navigation without...

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