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Excelitas has strong showing at AUSA By Julian Nettlefold

 

 

Excelitas has used this year’s AUSA to show off a new range of advanced technologies. This large exhibit confirms not only the extensive technology inherent within Excelitas but how the company has expanded into areas outside its traditional camera and EO/IR systems.

“This year at AUSA Excelitas builds on its heritage as a global technology leader delivering innovative, customized solutions for mission-critical defense and aerospace applications. On our booth (300) we are showing the latest long range surveillance systems alongside cutting edge weapon sighting capability for the Dismounted User. Our experts are on hand to advise.” Craig Taylor of Qioptiq told the Editor.

Excelitas supports safer landing of helicopters in extreme conditions

The unique solutions provided by Excelitas are intended to support system designers of Laser Turbulence Systems. The CIPRM – Coherent InGaAs PIN Balanced Receiver Module allows the detection of small changes above the interfering noise floor of incoming optical signals, cancelling out the common optical noise.  This module, as well as our hybrid receivers – from the C30659 series, are used to detect obstacles around helicopters operating in brownout situations, as well as detecting turbulence of aerosols which ultimately aids smoother flight trajectories.

Eric Desfonds – Product Leader explains “this enables the design of systems to ease safer landing of helicopters in extreme conditions. Further detection of wind turbulence can ultimately help save fuel and insure smoother flight paths for personnel.”

Beyond the standard catalog parts, Excelitas can provide further custom packaging, screening and qualification to meet the most stringent operating conditions. ITAR-free and BAFA-free solutions are available.

Excelitas expanding Laser Range Finder (LRF) Receivers Capability.

Laser Range Finders will benefit from improved Emitter and Receiver capability over longer distances.

Excelitas is expanding capacity for InGaAs APD designed for Laser Range Finder (LRF) Receivers, as well as introducing a new generation of Pulsed Laser Diodes for LRF Emitters. Receivers have fast response and high optical dynamics for long distance Range Finders. Emitters operate at eye safe wavelengths of 1550nm and offers an improved efficiency.

Eric Desfonds – Product leader explains “The new generation of 1550nm Pulsed Laser Diode have a much better efficiency than previous generations. That allows up to 100W of optical peak power with reduced use of battery power on hand-held devices.”

Laser Range Finders will benefit from improved Emitter and Receiver capability over much longer distances, which will also deliver lower false alarms during operation. Beyond the standard catalog parts, Excelitas can provide further custom packaging, screening and qualification to meet the most stringent operating conditions, providing ITAR-free and BAFA-free solutions.

The latest generation of vehicular power supplies

Excelitas Technologies announces its successful completion of its latest generation of MIL-STD 1275E compliant vehicular power supplies helping our customers ensure mission success.

We congratulate our entire team having successfully completed a CDR with our customer who was looking for an exquisite solution for a mission critical system. “We also appreciate our customers’ support as we continue to add new and innovative products to help our customers achieve mission success.  The design, development, and validation of this new power supply was executed flawlessly under a very compressed schedule.  We continue to push the boundaries of size, weight and capability for advance power supplies, serving the most critical of applications”, said Excelitas’ Roy Streetz, VP Advanced Electronic Systems.

Excelitas designs and manufactures a wide range of power converters for communications, radar and threat detection and deterrence for a wide range of military systems including vehicles, missiles, and various fixed and rotary winged aircraft.  MIL-STD 1275G compliance is a must for critical vehicular systems and compliance with complex military standards and is at the forefront of our design activities helping our customers ensure mission success.

We have the power – saving the smart bombs

Excelitas Technologies introduces better efficiency Pulsed Laser Diodes and fast photodiodes as Emitters and Receivers for Laser Proximity Sensors.

Excelitas is introducing better efficiency 905nm Pulsed Laser Diodes for Laser Proximity Sensors, together with a range of fast photodiodes – offering both the Emitter and the Receiver of Laser Proximity Sensor from the same manufacturer in Canada.

The better efficiency of the Pulsed Laser Diode allows designers of Laser Proximity Sensors to save power on board missiles and smart bombs. Low-cost and Surface-mounted design (SMD) versions are available for low cost sensors such as Height of Burst (HoB) for mortar.

“Laser Range Finders will also benefit from improved Emitter and Receiver for longer distance and low false alarm operation as well as saving power” commented Denis Boireau – Director of Business Development.

Beyond the standard catalog parts, Excelitas can provide further custom packaging, screening and qualification to meet the most stringent operating conditions. ITAR-free and BAFA-free solutions are available.

Excelitas ready to support demand for heated YAG-enhanced quadrant photodiodes.

Excelitas stand ready to support worldwide demand for heated YAG-enhanced quadrant photodiodes for the precision guided munition market, providing safer engagement distances for warfighters.

Intended for, amongst other applications, Munition guidance, Semi-Active Laser (SAL) seeker, Laser Spot Tracking (LST), and Laser seeker header, etc. Our extensive capability means we are ready to support both common cathode (N-type) and the continued support of common anode (P-type) seeker designs.  Heating increases performance while smaller active areas enable guidance for smaller weapons, such as smart grenades and mortars.

Eric Desfonds – Product Leader, said “Localized heating of the Silicon photodiode, while slightly increasing the noise of the photodiode, greatly increases the responsivity. Rapid heating allows faster locking-in from a farther distance and safer engagement distances for warfighters.” Beyond the standard catalog parts, Excelitas can provide further custom packaging, screening and qualification to meet the most stringent operating conditions, delivering ITAR-free and BAFA-free solutions.

CheetIR-L: See Further, Detect Sooner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excelitas launch an exciting new High Definition (HD) mid-wave infrared zoom camera.

St. Asaph UK. Excelitas Qioptiq have launched an exciting new High Definition (HD) mid-wave infrared zoom camera optimised for long range surveillance, M-Shorad and counter UAS applications. CheetIR-L combines outstanding optics with the latest generation of High Operating Temperature, SXGA 10 m sensor technology.

The camera delivers market leading resolution and sensitivity in a small, lightweight package. The continuous zoom lens offers fields of view of 1.7⁰ to 24⁰, enabling identification of a standard NATO target beyond at ranges beyond 8km. The high MTBF cooler significantly reduces through life operating costs and maximises operating lifetime. CheetIR-L offers a new paradigm in thermal imaging which delivers affordable, long range performance in a lightweight, rugged and compact form factor that can be widely deployed.

CheetIR-Cub: Compact VGA MWIR Camera for Covert Surveillance & Targeting

Affordable solution for high resolution 24 hour surveillance and targeting applications.

St. Asaph UK. Excelitas Qioptiq have launched an exciting new VGA mid-wave infrared zoom camera optimized for surveillance, targeting and covert applications. CheetIR-Cub combines outstanding optics with the latest generation of High Operating Temperature, VGA 10 m sensor technology.

The continuous zoom lens offers fields of view of 1.8⁰ to 25⁰, enabling identification of a standard NATO target beyond 4km. The state of the art split-linear cooler provides near silent operation and rapid cool-down time. CheetIR-Cub offers a very affordable solution for high resolution 24 hour surveillance and targeting applications.

MERLIN Proves Mastery Over The Night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Long Range Image Intensified Weapon Sight delivers mission critical enhancements.

MERLIN-LR is a new Image Intensified Clip-On weapon sight from Excelitas. This state-of-the-art sight is fully military qualified and is designed to be compatible with variable magnification day scopes for medium to longer range surveillance and target engagement. It attaches to Picatinny/NATO rails in front of the day sight via a locking quick release throw lever, and provides 24hr capability without the need to remove or re-zero the day sight.

MERLIN-LR is equipped with a high performance catadioptric objective lens and a bright, sharp, large aperture collimating optics to give a lightweight, compact yet rugged package. It is available with the latest P43 and P45 phosphor Image Intensifier Tubes, from the world’s leading suppliers.

Suitable for a wide variety of weapon systems:

  • AR Platforms
  • Designated Marksman Rifles
  • Single Action Sniper Systems

(Up to and including 12.7mm/0.50 Calibre)

Dragon Sniper turns up the heat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Uncooled Thermal Imager – In-line Thermal Weapon Sight

DRAGON-S12 is the new In-line Thermal Sight, and is part of the latest development in thermal imaging technology from Excelitas. Providing snipers with 24hr surveillance and target engagement capability, the sight is designed specifically to meet target and surveillance requirements for military customers and law enforcement agencies, providing high performance within a lightweight compact and rugged military qualified design. This delivers a capability to detect, recognize and identify man and vehicle targets 24hours a day, in poor visibility, in total darkness and through battlefield obscurants.

DRAGON-S12 utilizes a state of the art 640×480 format 12μm, 60Hz uncooled thermal sensor coupled with a near silent shutter, delivering class leading sensitivity and uniformity. The sight attaches to Picatinny and NATO accessory rails in front of the day sight via a quick release throw lever, providing 24hr capability without the need to remove or re-zero the day sight.

TALON Gets Its Claws into the Mission

The latest Image Intensified / Thermal – Fused Weapon Sight from Excelitas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TALON is the new dual channel Fused Weapon Sight from Excelitas, providing the Dismounted Warfighter with an enhanced, multi waveband Detect, Recognize & Identify capability. This innovative sight combines the latest Image Intensified and uncooled Thermal Imaging capability in a single lightweight, compact yet rugged package and is fitted with a 12μm, 60Hz uncooled thermal sensor coupled with a high FOM Image Intensifier tube, in either Green or White Phosphor,  delivering class leading sensitivity, uniformity and system latency.

TALON is a fully qualified military Weapon Sight designed specifically for short to medium range surveillance and target engagement, delivering a low power architecture in an ITAR free package. TALON attaches to Picatinny or NATO accessory rails in front of the day sight via a quick release throw lever, providing 24hr capability without the need to remove or re-zero the day sight.

SAKER – Fused Sight Soaring Above The Competition

Image Intensifier / Thermal – Fused Weapon Sight from Excelitas

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SAKER is the new Medium Range Fused Weapon Sight from Excelitas, providing the Dismounted Warfighter with an enhanced, multi waveband Detect, Recognize & Identify capability. The sight is fitted with a 12μm, 60Hz uncooled thermal sensor coupled with a High FOM Image Intensifier Tube, in either Green or White Phosphor, delivering class leading sensitivity, uniformity and system latency.

SAKER provides a low power architecture and is a fully military qualified. Designed specifically for medium range surveillance and target engagement operations, it attaches to Picatinny or NATO accessory rails in front of the day sight via a quick release throw lever, providing 24hr capability without the need to remove or re-zero the day sight.

SAKER is a state-of-the-art system combining the latest Image Intensification and uncooled Thermal Imaging capability in a single lightweight, compact yet rugged package.

PHOENIX Rises to Deliver Enhanced Range Target Location & Engagement

The potential to integrate the MWIR-HOT technology into a robust, reliable and SWaP traded Weapon Sight has become a reality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX, is a suite of Dismounted VAS products that will provide the Warfighter with enhanced Observation, Target Location and Target Engagement capabilities, based upon a common thermal core and operating architecture, enhanced connectivity and capability growth potential.

PHOENIX-S provides long range observation and engagement capability – well aligned to the range capabilities of modern 0.338” and 0.5” Sniper Rifles and Ammunition, whilst still being sufficiently compact and lightweight to be utilized on 7.62 Sharpshooter / Support Weapon platforms.

 

 

 

 

 

PHOENIX-H shares the HOT Thermal Core and central processing with PHOENIX-S for commonality, but also features a digital day channel, Laser Range Finder, Laser Pointer, GPS and an advanced AHRS (Attitude and Reference Heading System) which provides accurate own and target location. As with all of Excelitas’s products, PHOENIX systems are ITAR free solutions, whilst utilizing the latest in sensor and display technologies.

About Excelitas Technologies

Excelitas Technologies® Corp. is a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, high performance Optronics and photonic solutions to meet the lighting, detection and optical technology needs of global customers. Serving a vast array of applications across Aerospace, Defence, Biomedical, Scientific, Consumer and Semiconductor sectors, Excelitas technologies stands committed to enabling our customer’s success in their end-markets.

Excelitas is at AUSA, booth #300

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