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Briefs: Aerospace
Although a vast majority of fiber optic strain sensors use single mode fiber, multimode fiber has a higher nonlinear threshold that enables higher light levels and lower noise.
INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Through a Small Business Innovative Research contract awarded to MetroLaser, Inc., by the U.S. Navy, a system is being developed to measure the gas velocity of engine exhaust to...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Mounted armored vehicles such as the Bradley have long been used as heavy weapons platforms with long range sensors to hunt targets and provide armored transportation to...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Infrared Systems for Tactical Aviation: An Evolution in Military Affairs?
See why the military is trying to understand the chaotic evolutionary development of infrared (IR) systems
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Lockheed Martin received a $102 million contract award to upgrade 25 of Egypt’s AH-64D Apaches to the E-model version of the aircraft. This modernization for the Egyptian...

Articles: Materials
As the acceptance and application of additive manufacturing technology continues to evolve and grow, alloy selection will prove to be an important part of the development process.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Teledyne e2v has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to enhance its previously supplied CCD69 detector.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Three University of Arkansas researchers — electrical engineering professor Shui-Qing “Fisher” Yu, Distinguished Professor Greg Salamo, and Jin Hu, assistant...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

With the addition of sensors and enhanced communication tools, providing lightweight, portable power has become even more challenging. Army-funded research demonstrated a new...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Marotta’s patented approach starts with a 3D CAD model of choice that can meet varying ranges of end application specifications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Applying an iterative solution to the Maxwell equations may accommodate the nonlinear effects produced by directed energy weapons.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
pureLiFi has announced a new deal to supply the US Army Europe and Africa with Kitefin™, a next generation optical wireless communication system
Briefs: Weapons Systems
The global proliferation of directed energy weapon technology presents a new threat for the United States.
Briefs: Aerospace
The horizon for directed energy (DE) applications, using ultrashort pulse lasers (USPLs), is quickly approaching.
Articles: Communications
There’s a better way to use light to communicate over long distances: lasers.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
The F3-R Rafale generates images in both the visible and infrared ranges.
Products: Data Acquisition
Coaxial connectors, tactical servers, test benches, surge protectors, and more.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Add a Spin to Sensing, Mobile, and Robotic Fiber Systems

To the passing optical signals, fiberoptic rotary joints (FORJs) are nothing more than fiber connectors, which provide connection between one or multiple...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Silent Sentinel’s offering includes a dual Electro-Optic/Infra-Red camera payload, a laser range finder, and a panoramic surveillance camera.
INSIDER: Energy

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers recently demonstrated Hybrid Tiger, an electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with multi-day endurance flight capability. The team integrated...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software estimates the trajectory of separation between the aircraft and the store. But how reliable is the CFD model in real-life situations?
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This research establishes a fundamental understanding of the characteristics of event-based sensors.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new way of assembling individual nanostructures will facilitate better design principles for plasmonic photonic devices.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
The AMPS-MLRD missile protection system provides enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground to air missiles.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A robotized system automatically removes primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
There is a new way to design penetrators and projectiles: Composites.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
High-speed testing technology will enable advances such as new digital signal processing and computing platforms in the optical domain.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
One particular semiconductor, gallium arsenide (GaAs), has received considerable attention due to its potential electronic applications.

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