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  • Flir Systems Inc.

BioPhotonics
Nov 2012
Flir Systems Inc. has received a $26.3 million contract to provide the US Navy with advanced imaging systems. The contract, awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, is for installing advanced imaging systems and related electronics on Navy equipment. Work will be performed at Flir’s Wilsonville, Ore., facility. Deliveries were scheduled to begin in October and to be completed by December. Flir Systems designs thermal imaging and threat detection systems. Its products have applications in the life sciences, security, and research and development.



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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...
thermography
The recording of a scanned pattern on a photographic medium, utilizing the infrared radiation naturally emitted by the object, as well as infrared receptors, such as photoelectric cells.
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