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IR-seeking missiles guided by imaging systems can locate targets even under laser dazzle, enabling them to track and pose a threat to aircraft.
15 October 2014
Simulated test protocols are used to investigate the effectiveness of a novel and non-lethal approach for the degradation of human performance.
23 September 2014
Information generated from vehicle encounters aids localization during navigation signal outages.
19 September 2014

A pre-processing procedure can diminish the data noise from new-generation hyperspectral sensors, thus minimizing negative impacts on target detection algorithms.

18 September 2014
Coherent arrays of fiber lasers appear scalable to weapons-class (100kW) powers with near-perfect beam quality in rugged and compact packages.
12 September 2014
Despite improvements in performance, as yet no face-tracking algorithm is capable of simultaneously tracking and identifying a relatively large number of faces in high-resolution video frames in real time.
8 September 2014
Proposals meeting scheduled for US photonics 'hub'
November proposers' meeting in Arlington and NPI webinar to disseminate latest information.
23 October 2014
QCL-based sensor network reveals bomb-making
Development at Fraunhofer IAF identifies terror threats from far away.
8 October 2014
White House backs $200M photonics hub
Plan to create integrated photonics 'ecosystem', part-funded by the US Department of Defense, is announced by President Obama.
6 October 2014
UK-led team to build new VLT spectrograph
Instrument to use near-infrared spectroscopy and fiber-optics to create an intergalactic star map.
26 September 2014