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Imaging

Sensor Breakthrough Paves the Way for a Map of the World Under Earth’s Surface

The sensor works by detecting variations in microgravity using the principles of quantum physics, which is based on manipulating nature at the sub-molecular level.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Nano-UAV Systems

Extremely light and well-suited for operations in contested environments, nearly silent, and with a flight time up to 25 minutes, the combat-proven, pocket-sized Black Hornet PRS transmits live video and HD still images back to the operator.

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Data Acquisition

Sensor Breakthrough Paves the Way for a Map of the World Under Earth’s Surface

The quantum gravity gradiometer was used to find a tunnel buried outdoors in real-world conditions one meter below the ground surface.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Vehicle-Mounted Tactical Radars

Blighter will be supplying its B422 180-degree ground surveillance e-scanning radar in a vehicle-mounted configuration to be fitted to a six-wheeled UGV.

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Design

Insect-Scale Robots Take Flight

Researchers built electroluminescent soft artificial muscles for flying, insect-scale robots.

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Aerospace

Modeling Space-Based Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) in Combat Simulations

During the 2021 Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Gap Forum, space intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) modeling was identified...

Articles
Imaging

Understanding Cryocooled Infrared System Reliability

Where the ability to detect mid-wave infrared (MWIR) radiation is mission critical, readiness and the importance of long, maintenance-free infrared (IR) system operation is vital. In...

Blog
RF & Microwave Electronics

SPIE Photonics West 2022: Reality Versus Virtual Reality

There are some things you just can't do at a virtual trade show. Editor Bruce A. Bennett walks the floor at SPIE Photonics West.

Articles
Communications

JADC2: Building the U.S. Military’s Internet of Things

The U.S. military's "Joint All Domain Command and Control" initiative wants to bring quick, seamless access to intelligence from any system in the battlefield.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Long Range Uncooled Thermal Cameras

The Jaegar provides high levels of camera positioning accuracy.

Application Briefs
Data Acquisition

Tactical Data Link Software

This was the first UAS application in a Navy exercise for the proven capabilities of LinkPRO software.

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

2021 OEM Photonics & Imaging Directory

See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.

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Imaging

DamageMap Uses AI to Spot Damage from Wildfires

A deep-learning approach from Stanford University detects property damage caused by wildfires.

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Aerospace

High-Resolution, Continuous Field-of-View, Non-Rotating Imaging System

Applications include planetary exploration and imaging systems used in surveillance, navigation, and target recognition.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Impact of Satellite Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance on Modern Naval Operations

Army research is determining if afloat availability of satellite ISR has fundamentally changed naval operations.

News
Robotics, Automation & Control

Register Now: Counter UAS Technology 2021

The two-day event highlights cutting-edge products and services designed to protect DoD personnel, equipment, and infrastructure from hostile drones.

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Test & Measurement

The Purpose of Mixed-Effects Models in Test and Evaluation

While Defense Test and Evaluation (T&E) is different from agriculture, data attributes can be surprisingly similar.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Fighter Jet Armaments

The F3-R Rafale generates images in both the visible and infrared ranges.

Special Reports
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Machine Vision/Camera Advances - July 2021

Advances in cameras and image sensors are transforming the factory floor, while also enabling exciting new applications in space robotics, medicine, and more. Read all about it in this compendium of...

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Energy

Ultra-Thin, Energy-Efficient Photodetector Integrated with Gorilla Glass

This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.

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Communications

Ultra-Thin Terahertz Source Paves the the Way to Next Generation of Communication Tech

Physicists from the University of Sussex have developed an extremely thin, large-area semiconductor surface source of terahertz, composed of just a...

Articles
Data Acquisition

Designing for the Connected Battlespace

Makers of 'Solider as a System' technologies must confront significant bandwidth and size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints.

Application Briefs
Imaging

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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Aerospace

Feasibility Analysis of UAV Technology to Improve Tactical Surveillance in South Korea’s Rear Area Operations

Experimentation and analysis determined the optimum characteristics of an improved unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Stochastic Surveillance and Distributed Coordination

Designing fast and unpredictable motion strategies for robotic surveillance agents in complex environments using Markov chain modeling and optimization methods.

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Imaging

Quantifying Eye Movement Trajectory Similarity for Use in Human Performance Experiments in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Research

ScanMatch software determines the similarity of two strings of eye-tracking data. See why that kind of capability is valuable.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Through-Wall Imaging System

The Xaver™ LR80 (XLR80) system detects live objects behind walls, at distances of over 100 meters.

Articles
Imaging

Harnessing SWIR Line Scan Imaging Technology

Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.