Qioptiq logo Raytheon


Web Page sponsor Oxley Developments


Oxley Group Ltd

Oxley specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced electronic and electro-optic components and systems for air, land and sea applications within the military sector. Established in 1942, Oxley has manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA and enjoys representation worldwide. The company’s products include night vision and LED lighting, data capture systems and electronic components. Oxley has pioneered the development of night vision compatible lighting. It offers a total package incorporating optical filters, equipment modification, cockpit and external lighting along with fleet wide upgrade services including engineering, installation, support, maintenance and training. The company’s long experience of manufacturing night vision lighting and LED indicators, coupled with advances in LED technology, has enabled it to develop LED solutions to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting in existing applications as well as becoming the lighting option of choice in new applications such as portable military hospitals, UAV control stations and communication shelters.

21 Mar 11. Systematic has today begun training Administrators and Super Users for Viking 11, a large scale exercise organised by the Folke Bernadotte Academy and the Swedish Armed Forces. Approximately 25 SitaWare Headquarters and 500 SitaWare WebCOP installations will provide situational awareness and decision support to military personnel in all four Swedish locations, and remote sites in the Ukraine, Austria, Germany, Georgia and Ireland. The Administrators and Super Users will control every aspect of the UN mandated Crises Response Operation scenario, which involves military, police and civilians all working together.
“This is a huge undertaking and a first,” says Major Ulf Jinnestrand in the Core Planning Team of VIKING 11 (The officer responsible for the system and method of integration for the exercise). “The SitaWare system receives data from all the simulation systems, like the Swedish BAE simulation system, TYR. This data is then replicated to SitaWare installations at the five Brigade Headquarters, Land Component Command headquarters, as well as to the Combined Air Operations Centre and the Maritime Task Force Headquarters. Each Headquarters also exchanges data with the top level Joint Headquarters, which cooperates with non-military participants.”

16 Mar 11. OEwaves, Inc. has achieved unprecedented phase noise performance in a microchip package based on proprietary ultra-high quality factor (Q) crystalline optical resonators and the opto-electronic oscillator architecture. Capable of microwave frequencies beyond 100 GHz, such high performance microwave photonic oscillator chip revolutionizes communication system performances required by the next generation military/defense and commercial microwave applications. With significantly lower phase noise/jitter than conventional oscillator technology in comparable form factor, the system spectral purity can be significantly improved without compromising size weight and power (SWAP). The unique patented optical micro-resonator technology enables a variety of superior photonic-based architectures for microwave and millimeter wave applications.
“We are pleased to offer this oscillator with its unprecedented performance in such a small form factor,” said Lute Maleki, President and CEO of OEwaves, Inc. “The microresonator based OEO is a timely product to meet the emerging requirements in the microwave and mm-wave frequency range.”
The breakthrough technology improves system performance in demanding applications where high spectral efficiency and small size, weight, and power are required including but not limited to transmitter/receiver, radio, SATCOM, and portable test and measurement systems. (Source: ASD Network)

22 Mar 11. Integrated Mic

Back to article list