Optics, Photonics, & Lasers

The Army-led team of developers creating the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) recently wrapped up the third major milestone testing and demonstration event where soldiers and Marines...

Air Force Research Laboratory scientists recently patented a new tunable radio frequency (RF) filter design. The new design is for a smaller, lighter, less expensive...

Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
See the trends today that are helping satcom design engineers meet the data demands of their military and aerospace clients.
Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Remotely Piloted Air Systems
The plan is to deploy the Protector aircraft in a variety of wide-ranging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Virtual Environment System
Charles River Analytics Inc. received funding from the US Army to build the "VECTOR" augmented and virtual reality system.
Application Briefs: Defense
Unmanned Ground Vehicles
The Marine Corps will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing System
ADDere printing not only a rocket combustion chamber and nozzle, but seamlessly merged them into one full size rocket thrust chamber assembly.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Aircraft Protection Systems
Learn about the Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar (CRAM) system .
Given the importance of electronics in modern warfare, the ability to rapidly develop a counter to such weapons will be essential to sustaining military operations.
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Advanced thermal management is one of the keys to bringing directed energy weapons online and to allow them to operate at peak performance.
Application Briefs: Software
CAM Software
HyperMILL ® CAM software and 5-axis machining is being used to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.
New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
See how Modeling and Simulation (M&S) can be used to explore the design trade space of directed energy weapons.
The day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser weapon is not far away.

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...

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New Products: August 2020 Aerospace & Defense Technology
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Detection with Quantum Radar
A new radar prototype utilizes quantum entanglement as a method of object detection.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Thrust in Space - The Nuances of Thruster Valve Design
More and more companies are designing rockets, satellites, and reusable space vehicles that require thruster valves to position, maintain, or change vehicle orbit in space.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Telemetry Processing Systems
Acroamatics Telemetry Systems (Acroamatics), was recently selected by Northrop Grumman to deliver telemetry tech for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) program.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Electro-Optical Missile System
The Slovak army is the 6th armed force to choose the modern 5th generation SPIKE LR2 missile.
Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
Previous methods of target geometry can be replaced by more accurate computer scanning technology.
A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.
Industrial metal 3D printers, force testers, machining centers, and more.
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
High-Energy Laser Weapon Systems
The next few years will help determine whether high-energy lasers become a staple of the battlefield.

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