Optical Components

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Articles: Aerospace
The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.
Products: Photonics/Optics
A folded zoom lens, miniature rotary encoders, starter generator control, and more.
Briefs: Aerospace
This research establishes a fundamental understanding of the characteristics of event-based sensors.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
High-speed testing technology will enable advances such as new digital signal processing and computing platforms in the optical domain.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have used multi-material 3D printing to create tailored gradient refractive index glass optics that could make for better...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Articles: Communications
A centralized IMA approach offers several advantages.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

As the demand for greater control and functionality increases, position-sensor-instrumented hydraulic cylinders are becoming more important in the heavy industry, mobile equipment, and subsea...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Drone aircraft and their uses have been evolving quickly, supported by a great deal of ongoing research. One area of increasing interest is the decoy drone, designed to mimic the...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Purdue University researchers have developed a superstrong material that may change some manufacturing processes for the aerospace and automobile industries.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

An advance computed tomography (CT) system was recently built for the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, for the inspection of...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Protecting yourself usually involves a tradeoff. If you want maximum physical protection, whether from biting predators or exploding artillery shells, it generally compromises your ability...

Briefs: Aerospace

Work on structural composites with tunable chiral elements has produced electronically tunable overall chiral composites, mechanically tunable chiral composites, flat lenses with soft hyperbolic...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Design and Fabrication of a Radio Frequency Grin Lens Using 3D Printing

Engineered electromagnetic materials and meta-materials have been researched to explore devices that enable access to electromagnetic properties that are not available in nature. This new class of devices can not only open the door to new functionality, but also be...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Multispectral imagers use an optical device that can separate the colors to obtain the spectral content in the scene. Such an optical device could be a grating or prism, a filter wheel, a diffractive...

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: Test & Measurement

Autonomous vehicles require gyroscopes for navigation and stabilization of the platform in demanding battlefield, aerospace and undersea environments. Autonomous vehicles...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ.) offers two liquid-filled lenses from Optotune of Switzerland. The Electrically Focus-Tunable Lenses provide a single-lens tool for focus and zoom objectives. When the user applies a...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

There are several applications for phased arrays in Army communication systems. This spans frequency bands ranging from UHF to Ka bands and performance requirements that include...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A system for noncontact measurement and analysis of vibrations of an electronic circuit board or a similar lightweight, nominally flat, rectangular object has been developed. This...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Near-field light lenses for focusing beams of light and beams of atoms to spots having a width of no more than several nanometers are undergoing development. There are numerous...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Cleaning and protecting optics is a challenge — contamination must be removed without damaging the surface. Preventing recontamination for extended periods of time after...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A miniaturized Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna array is being developed for use on aircraft on which the room available for installation of this or any other equipment is...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Laser diodes are an integral part of everyday life, incorporated into commonplace items as diverse in function as laser pointers, fiber-optic communications systems, and DVD players....

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