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RF & Microwave Electronics

Underwater Security System

KnightShield covers medium ranges in ports and detects hostile divers – whether using closed or open breathing apparatus – as well as AUVs, SDVs, DPVs, and UUVs.

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Imaging

Long Range Uncooled Thermal Cameras

The Jaegar provides high levels of camera positioning accuracy.

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Weapons Systems

Multi-Sensor Electro-Optic Platform

Silent Sentinel’s offering includes a dual Electro-Optic/Infra-Red camera payload, a laser range finder, and a panoramic surveillance camera.

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Wearables

Biometric Security System Based on the Human Heartbeat

The wearable prototype can stream, in real time, an identifying signature based on the electrical activity of a person's heart.

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Imaging

Novel Flexible Terahertz Camera Can Inspect Objects with Diverse Shapes

A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Perimeter Security Sensor System

Silent Sentinel Inc., a U.K.-based surveillance company, has been selected as a provider for the US Department of Defense.

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Propulsion

Low-Impact Space Weather Sensors and the U.S. National Security Spacecraft

Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.

Articles
Communications

Executive Roundtable: Facility & Network Security

Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.

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Wearables

Products of Tomorrow

Heartbeat-based biometrics, sonic-boom displays, and an artificial leaf.

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Electronics & Computers

Addressing Configuration Controls in an Era of Multiple Security Frameworks

We have entered the era of multiple security frameworks. Sometimes mandatory, often voluntary, security frameworks are created to provide federal and commercial...

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Imaging

Optimizing Image Sensors for Security Cameras

Performance of image sensors for security cameras must be geared to low-light sensitivity, high signal to noise ratio, and high temperature performance. Security image sensors are typically...

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Medical

New Device Widens Light Beams by 400 Times

By using light waves instead of electric current to transmit data, photonic chips — circuits for light — have advanced fundamental research in many areas from timekeeping to telecommunications....

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Products of Tomorrow

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Products of Tomorrow

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

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Test & Measurement

New Pulse Analysis Techniques for Radar and EW

Pulsed signals are widespread in radar and other electronic warfare (EW) applications, and they must be accurately measured for manufacturing, design of countermeasures, and threat assessment;...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Automating Personal Safety with Wearable Smart Jewelry

A major challenge to assault prevention is that during an assault, victims often do not have an easily accessible way to call for help. Whether calling 911 or using an emergency alert...

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Photonics/Optics

Low-Cost Ground Sensor Network for Intrusion Detection

Perimeter surveillance of forward operating locations, such as Forward Arming and Refueling Points (FARPs), is crucial to ensure the survivability of personnel and materiel. FARPs are...

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Imaging

Access System Senses Finger Vibrations to Verify Users

The market for smart security access systems is expected to grow rapidly, reaching nearly $10 billion by 2022. Today's smart security access systems mainly rely on traditional techniques...

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Medical

Tamper Sensor for Safeguarding Radiological Sources

Panoramic irradiators are commonly used to disinfect and sterilize products such as medical supplies, cosmetic raw materials, food, food containers, and medical supplies. The irradiators...

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Photonics/Optics

New Optics See More with Less

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a technology that combines a panoramic refracting optic (PRO) lens with a unique detection system to acquire a true 360-degree field of view. Although current imaging systems can acquire panoramic images, they must use up to five cameras to obtain the full field of...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Products of Tomorrow

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Delayed Latching Mechanism

Uncontrolled and rapid movement of equipment and people through security gates has been a major problem for security personnel. In situations pertaining to facility security, it is desirable to delay the passage of...

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Electronics & Computers

Wireless Electrical Device Using Open-Circuit Elements Having No Electrical Connections

NASA Langley Research Center has developed a wireless, connection-free, open-circuit technology that can be used for developing electrical devices such...

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Unmanned Systems

AuVSI™ XPONENTIAL: ALL THINGS UNMANNED

After a very successful trade show and conference in New Orleans last year, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is bringing this year's event, AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 to...

Features
Software

Building an Integrated Home Health Monitoring System

Among the challenges faced by the healthcare sector is a population that is growing older. The elderly population is expected to grow significantly over the next 20 years. Having an...

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Aerospace

XPONENTIAL: An AUVSI Experience

At AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015 in Atlanta Georgia, it was announced that the conference and trade show was being officially rebranded in 2016 to XPONENTIAL – An AUVSI Experience. The event, which runs...

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Electronics & Computers

Iris Recognition Could Make Smartphone More Secure

Fujitsu has developed a new smartphone with iris recognition, and a Clarkson University professor says she expects the technology to be available in the United States in the near future....

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Imaging

Thermal Imaging’s Pocket-Sized Potential

Let’s say you’re a prospective buyer touring an older home that you suspect has some weatherization issues. What if you could verify your hunch by literally seeing cold air seeping under doors...

Application Briefs
Imaging

Indoor/Outdoor Cameras Improve School District’s Security

Located in Texarkana, Texas, Liberty-Eylau Independent School District (LEISD) has been serving communities since 1886. Today, the district has more than 2,700 K-12 students across...