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Optical Components for SWIR Imaging
Optical Components for SWIR Imaging This application note provides information on the benefits of SWIR imaging in harsh or low-light level conditions, and PG&O's capabilities in manufacturing optical components for SWIR imaging.  Continue Reading...
Propulsion And Energy Research Laboratory Uses High-Speed Digital Cameras In Turbulent Combustion Studies
Propulsion And Energy Research Laboratory Uses High-Speed Digital Cameras In Turbulent Combustion Studies This case study discusses the use of the FASTCAM SA-Z to effectively slow down the turbulent flow of motion through the acquisition of a large number of images played back at various slow speeds for frame by frame data analysis.  Continue Reading...
Mitigating Aircraft Damage With A New Generation of Fuel Tank Sensors
Mitigating Aircraft Damage With A New Generation of Fuel Tank Sensors This white paper describes how these sensor technology developments are able to provide pilots with immediate temperature, pressure, and oxygen concentration readings of fuel tanks in the duration of a flight.  Continue Reading...
3D Printing Technologies For Prototyping And Production
3D Printing Technologies For Prototyping And Production Today’s products are designed to be manufactured in thousands or hundreds of thousands, and both parts and assembled products can be built and tested throughout the development process.  Continue Reading...
Advanced-Absorber Microbolometer Superstructure: Patented Sensor Technology Revealed
Advanced-Absorber Microbolometer Superstructure: Patented Sensor Technology Revealed The most significant development in the production of infrared sensors and their ability to affect improvements to SWaP-C requirements comes from the introduction of uncooled focal plane array (FPA) designs.   Continue Reading...
Cooled vs. Uncooled Thermal Imaging Thermal imaging cameras have been used by scientists, researchers and R&D specialists for many years in a variety of applications.This application note describes the difference between cooled and uncooled thermal imaging cameras, and when to use them in applications such as industrial R&D, academics and research, and defense and aerospace.  Continue Reading...
Mixed-Signal Verification Of A PWM Ultrasound Driver With Analog FastSPICE™ AMS At Stanford University
Mixed-Signal Verification Of A PWM Ultrasound Driver With Analog FastSPICE™ AMS At Stanford University Designers of digitally-assisted circuits are working towards unlocking the digital signal processing capabilities of fine line CMOS technology to leverage their digital processing potential for performance recovery or enhancement in systems. This case study highlights a key challenge associated with the design of these new types of circuits.  It also describes the design and verification of a digitally-assisted ultrasound driver used for...  Continue Reading...
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AVIATION & AEROSPACE PRODUCTS

Multi-Sensor Surveillance System Multi-Sensor Surveillance System

This pan/tilt weatherproof SWIR security imaging system is ideal for low-light to daytime security and surveillance, search and rescue missions, imaging through atmospheric obscurants, collision avoidance/docking, and other imaging applications that may need to be conducted in difficult maritime conditions.

Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes

DSI is capable of producing a variety of durable, reliable, and heat resistant optical coatings within the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, shortwave infrared, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared spectral wavelengths. Along with standard products, DSI is able to work in close collaboration with customers in order to develop innovative coatings that meet specific requirements within real-world applications.

Lattice-Matched InGaAs Camera: 1280SCICAM Lattice-Matched InGaAs Camera: 1280SCICAM

Princeton Infrared Technologies offers the 1280SCICAM lattice-matched InGaAs camera designed for excellent SWIR and visible imaging 1280 x 1024 resolution at high frame rates greater than 95 fps at full frame size. The small pitch array at 12 μm, combined with the high quantum efficiency of the lattice-matched InGaAs arrays enables excellent imaging in the SWIR and visible band.

Modular, Multifunction Night Vision Device With SWIR Upgrade: GEM III And GEM G2S Modular, Multifunction Night Vision Device With SWIR Upgrade: GEM III And GEM G2S

The GEM III is a multifunctional night vision device with a wide variety of configurations for an array of cameras, camcorders, lenses, and scopes for covert surveillance operations. This device is capable of true night vision in the world of still and full-motion digital image capture, and is able to change between configurations in a short amount of time without the use of tools.

MicroOLED Microdisplay Series MicroOLED Microdisplay Series

Sensors Unlimited presents the series of superior image quality MicroOLED microdisplays for near-to-eye applications that require high image quality, high definition, high brightness, wide field of view, and optimized power consumption. The MDP01, MDP02, and MDP03 microdisplays are designed on MicroOLED proprietary low voltage technology, and can easily outperform the competition in picture quality, low power consumption, and compactness.

InGaAs Linear Photodiode Arrays: LBD/LSB Series InGaAs Linear Photodiode Arrays: LBD/LSB Series

The LBD/LSB Series from Sensors Unlimited generally is used for monitoring optical performance of S, C, & L band channels in DWDM networks, and for agricultural sorting, biomedical analysis, thermal imaging, and industrial process control.

High-Resolution, LWIR, Scientific-Grade Infrared Camera: FLIR A655sc High-Resolution, LWIR, Scientific-Grade Infrared Camera: FLIR A655sc

FLIR's A655sc infrared cameras offer ultra-sharp 640 x 480 image resolution, high-speed windowing for an increased output frame rate up to 200 Hz, Gigabit Ethernet and USB connectivity, filtering, and the best sensitivity in an uncooled sensor. 

FBGA Interrogation Systems FBGA Interrogation Systems

BaySpec offers a high speed FBGA Interrogator System with an integrated light source designed to monitor multiple wavelengths that are distributed over 4 channels. These systems have a high end of life (EOL) wavelength accuracy with a high frequency response time to make precise FBG measurements at excellent wavelength resolution.

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AVIATION & AEROSPACE NEWS

  • U.S. Air Force Aims To Deploy Laser-Armed Fighter Jets By 2021
    U.S. Air Force Aims To Deploy Laser-Armed Fighter Jets By 2021

    The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), through its Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, has awarded Lockheed Martin a $26.3 million contract to design, develop and produce a high-power fiber laser mounted on a tactical fighter jet by 2021.

  • Wind Satellite Vacuum Packed
    Wind Satellite Vacuum Packed

    With liftoff on the horizon, ESA’s Aeolus satellite is going through its last round of tests to make sure that this complex mission will work in orbit.

  • ViDAR Optical Radar Installed In SKELDAR V-200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    ViDAR Optical Radar Installed In SKELDAR V-200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

    ViDAR (visual detection and ranging) -- the world's first optical radar designed for maritime search and detection – was recently incorporated as a payload in the SKELDAR V-200, a heavy fuel engine VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) made by Swiss-based UMS SKELDAR.

  • NASA Readies World's First Spaceborne Sodium LIDAR System
    NASA Readies World's First Spaceborne Sodium LIDAR System

    Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the world's first space-based sodium LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) instrument to study the nature and dynamics of the mesosphere, the poorly understood middle layer of the Earth's atmosphere, which lies 40-100 miles above Earth’s surface and separates the planet from the vacuum of space.

  • EU FP7 Double Acquisition For Gooch & Housego In The Aerospace And Defense Sector

    Gooch & Housego PLC announces that it has completed two acquisitions that further strengthen the company’s Aerospace & Defence manufacturing abilities.  They have acquired Kent Periscopes Ltd, a UK based specialist supplier of periscopes, vehicle sights and related equipment for land based armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs), and Alfalight Inc, a Madison, Wisconsin based designer and manufacturer of high reliability, rugged laser based, electro-optic systems for defence and security applications.

  • Photron’s FASTCAM Mini AX, UX, And WX High Speed Cameras Have Double The Memory At 32GB
    Photron’s FASTCAM Mini AX, UX, And WX High Speed Cameras Have Double The Memory At 32GB

    ­­­­­Photron, Inc. recently announced the new 32GB memory option for the FASTCAM Mini AX, FASTCAM Mini UX, and FASTCAM Mini WX High Speed Camera Systems. The new memory option is doubled at 32GB; other memory options still available are 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB. Photron’s recently introduced product families are also renowned for their remarkable light sensitivity.

  • Nüvü Camēras On Its Way To Space

    Nüvü Camēras has recently presented its new passive heat dissipation of its controller, CCCP (CCD Controller for Counting Photons). The cooling innovation dissipates emitted heat without the use of air, an essential requirement when air is absent from the environment or when access to air circulation is limited. This innovation is critical in order for CCCP to be integrated as an enhanced imaging solution in future space missions.

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AVIATION & AEROSPACE VIDEOS

  • Considerations For Specialized Fiber Optics In Rugged Environments
    Considerations For Specialized Fiber Optics In Rugged Environments

    At Photonics West 2017, Frank Weiss with Gooch & Housego offered practical advice on considerations one should take into account when specifying fiber optics for deployment in rugged environments, including life cycle requirements, the pitfalls of underspecifying, and the potential headaches that can be involved in not paying close attention to export control parameters.

  • An Intro To Advanced Hyperspectral Imaging
    An Intro To Advanced Hyperspectral Imaging

    Hyperspectral imaging technology has advanced significantly in the last 50 years, and Greg Staples with Bayspec talked with us for a few minutes at the 2016 SPIE DCS exhibition about how it has changed.

  • InGaAs Linear Arrays Relaunched
    InGaAs Linear Arrays Relaunched

    Doug Malchow with Sensors Unlimited — UTC Aerospace Systems discusses the relaunch of his company's InGaAs linear arrays, provides an update on the export classifications of a 320x256 SWIR camera, and shares a quick refresher on their standard suite of SWIR cameras.

  • Diverse Catalog Of Aerospace And Defense Solutions
    Diverse Catalog Of Aerospace And Defense Solutions

    Craig Taylor with Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies Company spent some time with us on day two of the DSS exhibition to give us an overview of some of his division’s work in optical modules and systems used in the aerospace and defense markets. He then turns it over to Eric Desfonds with Excelitas so he could catch us up on some of their more recent product developments, including their newly launched N-type quadrant detectors.

  • You Asked, They Delivered
    You Asked, They Delivered

    Applications engineer Curt Dvonch took time out of day one of the DSS exhibition to give us a closer look (it’s small, you may have to squint) at the new 320CSX Micro SWIR camera and walked us through some of its more notable features.

  • Optical Filter And Coating Solutions
    Optical Filter And Coating Solutions

    Jason Palidwar of Iridian Spectral kicked off our DSS exhibition coverage by giving us a closer look at what they’re showcasing this year.

  • Two New High Speed Cameras
    Two New High Speed Cameras

    Photron launched two new high speed imaging solutions for slow motion analysis at Photonics West 2015. Andrew Bridges broke down both of the camera’s features and specifications for us this year. Watch the video to see if they can provide you with a solution for your next slow motion analysis application.

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