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Goodrich Receives IR Sensor Contract

Photonics Spectra
Jan 2007
Goodrich Corp.’s Sensors Unlimited Inc. team in Charlotte, N.C., will develop a shortwave IR sensor for the US Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The assembly, designed for daytime, nighttime and all-weather applications, will include an InGaAs camera, a dual-field-of-view lens and a laser pointer.


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laser pointer
Handheld optical laser device containing a semiconductor or DPSS source. The output is corrected via internal collimating optics. For typical use the output is reduced to eyesafe operation power. (5 mW)
photonics
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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