The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Microelectronics Technology Office has awarded $15 million in a number of three-year contracts for the development of Three Dimensional Imaging Sensors that consist of focal plane arrays (FPA), in which each pixel can provide precision range information.
IMEC - the Belgian research center - has spun off the new company XenICs NV in order to commercialize uncooled infrared technologies developed at IMEC.
BAE Systems North America has completed the acquisition of Lockheed Martin’s Aerospace Electronic Systems business, which includes Sanders Fairchild and Space Electronics & Communications
Honeywell Laboratories is developing an ultra-small uncooled IR camera for use on board Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs). Dubbed “FeathIRcam”, the camera is being developed under a DARPA contract
DRS Infrared Technologies has been awarded a $3.9 million contract to develop the 480 x 4 mercury cadmium telluride FPAs for the U.S. Army’s SADA I Standard Advanced Dewar Assemblies
The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is preparing to place orders for nearly 400 thermal imaging cameras to be used by the city’s fire fighters.
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) are jointly funding a $14 million contract to increase the lethality of missiles against agile targets such as cruise missiles and unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs).