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Teledyne Contracted to Develop Sensors

Photonics Spectra
Jan 2007
Teledyne Imaging Sensors of Camarillo, Calif., a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. of Los Angeles, has been awarded a $3.8 million contract to deliver prototypes of dual-band IR imaging sensors for cameras that enable soldiers to identify battlefield threats before being detected by the enemy. The contract was awarded by Alion Science and Technology of McLean, Va., on behalf of the US Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate.


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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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