By Month (September 2002)

Danaher Corp. Buying Raytek

Danaher Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Raytek, the leading supplier of commercial infrared thermometers.

Lexus Offers NIR Night Vision

Lexus is introducing the 2003 LX 470 premium luxury utility vehicle with an optional near-infrared (NIR) night vision system.

Nissan Develops Thermopile FPA

Researchers at the Nissan Research Center have developed an uncooled thermopile FPA on a CMOS readout.

Large Format MWIR QWIPs

A team of researchers from Fraunhofer Institute and AEG Infrarot-Module has succeeded in making high-performance large format MWIR QWIPs (quantum infrared photodetectors) as a first step to fabricating dual band arrays.

TRW Awarded $2.9B NPOESS Contract

TRW has been awarded a $2.9 billion contract as prime contractor to build the National Polar-orbiting Operational environmental Satellite System (NPOESS), a next-generation meteorological satellite system, which is being jointly funded by the Department of Commerce, Department of Defense and NASA.

UK FIST Program Advances to Next Phase

The UK’s FIST (Future Integrated Soldier Technology) program is entering the next phase of development with the award of two “planning phase” contracts.

A New Way to View Material Flaws

Thermal Wave Imaging, TWI has developed a new way to visualize and detect material flaws by means of active thermographic nondestructive evaluation (NDE).

Gulfstream EVS Systems Operational

More than 3 Gulfstream G-V business jets have now been equipped with infrared Enhanced Vision Systems and have been delivered to customers.

Rainbow and FLIR Plan Joint Development

Rainbow Group and FLIR Systems have entered into a preliminary agreement to jointly pursue the manufacturing and marketing of a Wildlife Protection System developed by Rainbow’s InTransTech subsidiary located in Canada. The InTransTech system makes use of infrared cameras based on QWIP (quantum infrared photodetector) FPAs made by Rainbow’s QWIPTECH subsidiary.

IR Brake Screening of Trucks Increases

The use of infrared imaging to screen the brakes of commercial vehicles (trucks and buses) is starting to be accepted.

TRW Wins SBIRS Low Contract

TRW was awarded a contract to begin the system design and development of Space-Based Infrared System Low (SIBRS Low), a constellation of operational low-altitude satellites that provides detection and high-accuracy tracking of missiles for missile defense.

Marconi Sells Applied Technologies Division

The new unit’s name is E2V

Firefighters Grant Program Update

More than 750 awards have been made this fiscal year under the Assistance to Firefighters Program. Some of these awards have included thermal imagers.

New Infrared Imaging Products


Company Briefs


Government Contract Awards in Infrared Imaging


Government Contract Solicitations in Infrared Imaging


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