Recent Feature Headlines


March 2019

Infrared Imaging Market Growth in 2018 and the Outlook for the Next 5 YearsPREMIUM

The growth of commercial and dual-use infrared imaging markets in 2018 was mixed, with some applications flat, while others grew at double digits.

Niche Process Control with High-Speed Uncooled PbSe FPAsPREMIUM

New Infrared Technologies, NIT, (Madrid, Spain) has developed several in-line process applications for its PbSe FPAs.

SPIE’s IR Technology and Applications Conference – a Preview PREMIUM

The latest in cooled and uncooled infrared focal planes, including MCT, T2SL, HOT, NIR/SWIR and microbolometers. Applications include a special session on the use of thermal detectors in autonomous/self-driving cars.

SWIR Colloidal Quantum Dot (CQD) Cameras Go to MarketPREMIUM

After a long development phase, SWIR Colloidal Quantum Dot (CQD) cameras are now being shipped to customers.

Collins Aerospace EFVS to Fly on New Supersonic DemonstratorPREMIUM

Uncooled multi-sensor for takeoffs and landings

February 2019

Rapid Innovation Fund Solicitations in Infrared PREMIUM

The Rapid Innovation Fund seeks the rapid insertion of innovative technologies into military systems or programs that meet critical national security needs. Infrared projects are outlined,

Sofradir and Ulis Investing 150 Million Euros to Develop Next Generation InfraredPREMIUM

Sofradir plans new compound semiconductors and Ulis plans for smart sensors

Thermal Imaging for Autonomous Vehicles at CESPREMIUM

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show displayed a push by suppliers of thermal imaging systems to have their technology included in self-driving cars.

January 2019

Global Military Infrared Market Hits Record Growth in 2018PREMIUM

Global military infrared imaging systems grew 9% in 2018, mainly driven by advances in the U.S., where there was an increase in the defense budget along with pent-up demand for upgrading existing infrared systems. This, along with the development of advanced new infrared detector technologies is expected to drive the military infrared imaging market to $14 billion by 2023.

IVAS Awards for Infrared Sensor DevelopmentPREMIUM

Awards for the sensor development portion of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) program have been made by the Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD).

Single Photon SWIR LiDAR for Autonomous VehiclesPREMIUM

Argo AI which acquired Princeton Lightwave, has developed a LiDAR system based on InGaAsP Geiger mode Avalanche Photodiodes (GmAPDs) for autonomous vehicles. The GmAPDs, which operate in the SWIR (1.55 µm) spectrum and have single photon sensitivity, have a number of advantages over most LiDARs used in self driving cars which make use of near infrared (900 nm) GaAs lasers and silicon-based detectors. The most important of these advantages is the eye-safe wavelength of SWIR operation.

December 2018

Microsoft Wins Big with IVAS Prime Contractor AwardPREMIUM

Microsoft (Redmond, Washington) has been awarded $479.2 million as prime contractor for the Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) a fast track program to bring head mounted integrated sensors combined with augmented reality to dismounted soldiers.

Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) Sensors to be AwardedPREMIUM

A wide variety of infrared sensors are being included in NGCV

Emerging Technologies – New ControlsPREMIUM

By Steve Tribble, Lakewood Technologies

 

New Export Controls on Emerging Technologies

Ultra Low-Cost Firefighting Thermal Imager Making Inroads in Urban Fire DepartmentsPREMIUM

Seek Thermal is making inroads in large fire department with its palm-sized firefighting camera.

JVC KENWOOD Developing Infrared Automotive Night Vision SystemPREMIUM

The Japanese company JVC KENWOOD is developing an automotive night vision system based on uncooled microbolometers. The system is expected to be used for both conventional cars and autonomous cars.