The U.S. Air Force is seeking to take a top-down approach to selecting the right infrared imaging systems for troubleshooting temperature anomalies on USAF aircraft.
Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems is working on a Dual Use Applications Program (DUAP) with the U.S. Army’s Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate to tailor its uncooled microbolometer focal plane array technology to medical applications.
Infrared Solutions (Minneapolis, Minnesota) is having no problem exporting its IR SnapShot® still camera at a time when cameras containing uncooled microbolometers or ferroelectric focal plane arrays are facing increased export delays.
DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is preparing to create interdisciplinary teams of researchers drawn from the fields of biology, information technology and microsystems technology at institutions of higher learning.
Sarcon Microsystems and Sarnoff Corp. (Princeton, New Jersey) are continuing to develop Sarnoff’s unique uncooled focal plane array which relies on a microcantilever capacitive array based on a bimaterial.
Raytheon’s Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) pod recently had its first successful test flight on an F/A-18 aircraft at China Lake, California.