Optics, Photonics, & Lasers

Imaging

Application Briefs: Imaging
Nano-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
FLIR Systems
Wilsonville, OR
503-498-3547
www.flir.com/blackhornet.com

FLIR Systems, Inc. was recently awarded a $2.6 million contract from the United States Army to deliver FLIR Black...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System
AeroVironment, Inc.
Monrovia, CA
626-357-9983
www.avinc.com

AeroVironment, Inc., a specialist in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, and ESG...

Barometric Pressure Sensor

Bosch Sensortec (Reutlingen, Germany) has introduced a new high performance barometric pressure MEMS sensor, the BMP388. The BMP388 delivers...

Perimeter surveillance of forward operating locations, such as Forward Arming and Refueling Points (FARPs), is crucial to ensure the survivability of personnel and materiel. FARPs are...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Armament Test Set
Marvin Test Solutions, Inc.
Irvine, CA
888-837-8297
www.MarvinTest.com

Marvin Test Solutions, Inc., a company that specializes in globally-deployed test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing...

Application Briefs: Software
Game-Based Training Environment
Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
617-491-3474
www.cra.com

Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a two-year, $2 million Phase III...

A co-prime array uses two uniform linear subarrays to construct an effective difference coarray with certain desirable...

Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Digital Radar Warning Receiver
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

Northrop Grumman Corporation recently received a $124.7 million award for production of AN/APR-39D(V)2 digital...

The effective distribution of offensive weapon capabilities to naval units at the tactical edge is a critical focus for Navy leaders. A direct byproduct of this priority...

When it comes to modern military operations, robotic technology provides a tremendous tactical advantage. Drones, ground robots and autonomous vehicles are routinely used for missions such as...

Using unmanned surface vessels (USVs) for “dull, dirty and dangerous missions” is gaining traction in recent years as it removes the human...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Educating UGVs

Advancements in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are accelerating as the technology matures from being research-orientated to being deployed in a wide range of products and services, such as autonomous vehicles. While...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Extended-Range Loitering System
UVision Air Ltd
Zur Igal, Israel
+972 9 749 6823
www.uvisionuav.com

UVision Air Ltd. — a company that specializes in lethal aerial loitering systems of all sizes — has successfully...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Rugged Server and Display System
General Micro Systems
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(800) 307-4863
www.gms4sbc.com

General Micro Systems Inc. (GMS) recently announced that the U.S. Army will exclusively deploy powerful rugged server...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Control Platform Toolkit
Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
(617) 491-3474
www.cra.com

Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, recently partnered with Sensics, Inc., creators of the...

Compressive sensing (CS) is a relatively new field that has caused a lot of excitement in the signal processing community. It has superseded...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Communications in Space: A Deep Subject

Transmitting and receiving radio signals between spacecraft in deep space is a snap compared with getting those signals back to Earth, especially when the spacecraft is 120 billion miles away.

To improve a flying vehicle, sometimes you have to turn to a reliable model that has been operating for hundreds of millions of years.

Rugged Servers with Skylake Architecture

Themis Computer® (Fremont, CA) announced the launch of its next generation XR6 Rugged Enterprise Servers (RES)...

A new device could open new avenues for the generation of high-frequency radiation with applications in science, radar, communications, security and medical imaging.

Articles: Defense
WIAMan

The newest crash test dummy in development is actually a blast test dummy. WIAMan (Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin) is a ground-breaking anthropomorphic test device (ATD) being developed by the U.S. Army. It’s the first...

NASA and Boeing are working together under a new Space Act Agreement to improve flight training and aviation safety using NASA’s synthetic vision technologies and Boeing’s 787 simulators. Synthetic...

To make the jobs of aircraft handlers easier, the Navy developed the Deployable Ship Integration Multi-touch System (DSIMS), a mobile software package that features a digital touchscreen image of a...

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) screens nearly one million people every day and secures and manages 328 ports of entry all over the country, including in remote areas....

Cornell University researchers are developing a system to enable teams of robots to share information as they move around, and if necessary, interpret what they see....

An effort has been made within the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to extract quantitative information on explosive performance from high-speed imaging of explosions. Explosive fireball surface...

An accurate view of the physical world is frequently vital. For example, rotary wing aircraft pilots must have knowledge of the terrain in order to safely fly...

In air navigation, a flight transponder (transmitter-responder) is a device that emits an identifying signal in response to an interrogating received signal. Transponders are used as...

Mark Skoog, an aerospace engineer at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, led the development of new software that stores terrain data in a more efficient and accurate way. The...

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