The U.S. Army recently evaluated prototype versions of the Next Generation Night Vision Goggle (ENVG) - a combined image intensifier/uncooled thermal imager - made by three different industry teams. The evaluation at Fort A.P. Hill involved viewing targets at various distances.
Max-Viz, Inc. has completed a second round of financing totaling $7.8 million. The funds will be used to accelerate the certification of the company’s Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for aircraft pilots on additional aircraft and to expand product development.
Raytek, the leading supplier of spot infrared thermometers, is developing a radiometric thermal imaging camera. The camera is based on a 160 x 120 amorphous silicon (a-Si) focal plane array module which has been modified to be radiometric (temperature measuring).
The U.S. Department of Defense is developing a strategy for the acquisition of the Next Generation Missile Warning Subsystem (NexGen MWS) Upgrade to protect against missiles that use infrared seekers. The NexGen MWS Upgrade project seeks to combine the best parts of two aircraft missile warning programs: Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) (whose main sponsor is the U.S. Special Operations Command) and the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM), which is sponsored by the U.S. Air Force.
Researchers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL are developing a new dual-band QWIP (quantum well infrared photodetector) for use in a special compact FTIR spectrometer.
Raytheon Vision Systems has been awarded a multi-million dollar 24-month contract to produce the world’s largest infrared FPA mosaic for ground based astronomy.