Sensors

Towed Array Sonar System

The SwordFish™ is capable of underwater target search, detection, tracking, and classification.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Defense, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors
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Assessing the Effectiveness of a Combat UGV Swarm in Urban Operations

Recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Defense, Machinery, Mechanical Components, Automation, Robotics, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors
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Drone Swarms: A Transformational Technology

The U.S. military is prioritizing development of drone swarms as a means to reduce risk to our warfighters.
Posted in: Articles, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Data Acquisition, Defense, Displays/Monitors/HMIs, Internet of Things, Automation, Robotics, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors
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Connectors Lighten the SWaP Burden in UAV/MUMT Aircraft Electronics

Combat is being transformed by Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies that improve a warrior’s situational awareness.
Posted in: Articles, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Connectivity, Data Acquisition, Defense, Fastening, Joining & Assembly, Mechanical Components, Automation, Robotics, Data Acquisition, Sensors
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Playing Defense⁠ — Uncertain Regulations Stall the Implementation of Counter-UAS Technology in The U.S.

A raft of companies have emerged to provide counter-UAS technologies, but challenges remain.
Posted in: Articles, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Data Acquisition, Defense, Regulatory and Guidance Documents, Standards and Standards Development, Government, RF & Microwave Electronics, Threat Location, Targeting, & Surveillance, Automation, Robotics, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors, Monitoring
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Counter-Drone Technology

Titan is an autonomous, A.I.-enabled counter drone solution that forces drones to safely land without disrupting nearby communications or electronics.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, AR/AI, Artificial Intelligence, Defense, Government, Detectors, Sensors
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UAS Interceptor System

In a recent demo conducted in Israel, RAFAEL’s Drone Dome C-UAS system performed interceptions of multiple drones.
Posted in: Application Briefs, Aeronautics, Aviation, Defense, Detectors
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A Focal Plane Array and Electronics Model for CMOS and CCD Sensors in the AFIT Sensor and Scene Emulation Tool

Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Data Acquisition, Defense, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Imaging, Optical Components, Optics, Photonics, Semiconductors & ICs, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors
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Deformation Sensing in Soft Bio-Surrogate Materials

Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
Posted in: Briefs, Aerospace, Data Acquisition, Electronic Components, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Energy, Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage, Materials, Mechanical Components, Robotics, Biosensors, Data Acquisition, Detectors, Sensors, Digital Health, Health Monitors and Activity Trackers, Wearables
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Agile Robust Autonomy: Inspired by Connecting Natural Flight and Biological Sensors

Understanding the mechanics of insect flight could help improve the agility, autonomy, robustness and integrated sensing and processing of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Posted in: Briefs, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aviation, Automation, Robotics, Biosensors, Data Acquisition, Sensors
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