Keyword: Optics

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Truly autonomous UAVs will require computer vision and navigation, cooperation between autonomous vehicles, and explainable and robust AI.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
There’s a better way to use light to communicate over long distances: lasers.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The horizon for directed energy (DE) applications, using ultrashort pulse lasers (USPLs), is quickly approaching.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applying an iterative solution to the Maxwell equations may accommodate the nonlinear effects produced by directed energy weapons.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The global proliferation of directed energy weapon technology presents a new threat for the United States.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Silent Sentinel’s offering includes a dual Electro-Optic/Infra-Red camera payload, a laser range finder, and a panoramic surveillance camera.
Application Briefs: Defense
The Xaver™ LR80 (XLR80) system detects live objects behind walls, at distances of over 100 meters.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
ScanMatch software determines the similarity of two strings of eye-tracking data. See why that kind of capability is valuable.
Briefs: Imaging
Well-calibrated imagery helps to distinguish between small UAVs and birds of similar size and dimensions.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new study explores the dynamics behavior of the parallel mechanism mounted UAV.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A robotized system automatically removes primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
A new way of assembling individual nanostructures will facilitate better design principles for plasmonic photonic devices.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Devices created using this technology could be used for control and sending of qubit/quantum memory states to remote locations.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
A company was retrofitting older avionics and needed a CAD model of the panel to see how it would fit.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
ADDere printing not only a rocket combustion chamber and nozzle, but seamlessly merged them into one full size rocket thrust chamber assembly.
Briefs: Aerospace
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.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Using terrestrial LiDAR scanners coupled with a GPS/inertial navigation system to collect elevation data along the coast can help assess the accuracy of the data.
Articles: Materials
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Advanced thermal management is one of the keys to bringing directed energy weapons online and to allow them to operate at peak performance.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
See how Modeling and Simulation (M&S) can be used to explore the design trade space of directed energy weapons.
Briefs: Software
The day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser weapon is not far away.
Articles: Imaging
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.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Previous methods of target geometry can be replaced by more accurate computer scanning technology.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon’s fire control system is met.
Articles: Aerospace
Learn how digital twins improve the use and performance of robotic systems.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A key building block of microwave photonics is optical frequency combs, which provide hundreds of equidistant and mutually coherent laser lines.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The next few years will help determine whether high-energy lasers become a staple of the battlefield.
Articles: Materials
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) powder-based systems aren't the only ways to print metals.