Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has begun selling its vehicle-mounted infrared driver’s enhanced vision systems for use on commercial vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances and other specialty rescue vehicles.
Chemical imaging, in which a complete spectrum is acquired at each pixel of a focal plane array, and thus provides chemical information about each spatial point has progressed rapidly. Currently, a new generation of chemical imaging systems is emerging that is compact, rugged and well adapted to process control applications.
The Dual Band Focal Plane Array Manufacturing (DBFM) program is preparing to make Third Generation infrared a reality. Although much R&D has been carried out on large FPAs and dual band operation, this is the first program which has as its objective the establishment of a manufacturing capability for this next-generation technology.
InfraredVision Technology Corporation, ITC, is preparing to unveil its uncooled microbolometers. The company’s ITC-1000 series detector module is being targeted for both imaging and radiometric commercial camera applications.
SPIE’s Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX Conference will feature the latest developments in infrared technology and sensor systems. The Missile Defense Agency has organized a session on Infrared in Strategic Defense.
Two contracts have been awarded by DARPA/Air Force Research Lab to develop a Synthetic Aperture Lidar for Tactical Imaging (SALTI). The objective of the SALTI program is to conduct a proof-of-concept airborne demonstration of a sensor and associated ground data processing which generates high-resolution 2D and 3D imagery combining the interpretability of electro-optics, the long-range day/night access of high-altitude X-band synthetic aperture radar, and the exploitability of 3-dimensional lidar.