Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Weather Station offers GPS and compass readings.

May 20, 2016

With GPS and compass readings, Magellan MX™ is useful for vehicle and mobile applications requiring real-time meteorological data, such as incident command centers and hazmat vehicles. Depending on model, meteorological sensors can include ultrasonic wind speed and direction, temperature, RH, barometric pressure, and optical precipitation gauge. Data can be monitored with WeatherMaster... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

High Definition Telescope offers narrow band imaging.

May 10, 2016

Utilizing Extra-Low Dispersion Glass for rigid surgical endoscopy, FDA-cleared OES Elite 4mm HD Telescope can be used for urological procedures in resection, including transurethral resection of bladder tumor procedures, which are used both to visualize bladder cancer and to remove cancerous tissue. Narrow Band Imaging works by filtering white light into specific light wavelengths that are... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Thunder Energies Corporation Announces Manufacturing Agreement with United Optics for the Production of Telescopes

Nov 24, 2015

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - Dr. William G. Gaines, President and COO of Thunder Energies Corporation (ticker symbol: TNRG) announces that, following months of tests and negotiations, United Optics of Kunming, China, has been selected to manufacture TEC's 70mm, 102mm, and 152mm pairs of Galileo and Santilli Telescopes. United Optics is a fully integrated design-build operation launched in 2003 by... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Rare System of Five Stars Discovered by Andor Cameras

Sep 15, 2015

Most successful ground-based telescope projects to find exoplanets are powered by Andor cameras Belfast, UK – With the news that British astronomers from the SuperWASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) project have discovered a very rare system of five connected stars, Andor's pre-eminence in high-performance digital camera design and manufacture has been demonstrated once again. Andor, an... Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies and Equipment, Optics & Photonics

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Starshade's Ability to Identify Celestial Objects with Successful Tests at McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope in Arizona

Sep 08, 2015

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) engineers and astronomers demonstrated the ability of a petal-shaped starshade to clearly see celestial objects during two, weeklong series of engineering tests on Kitt Peak at the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope. This was the first time a starshade was tested against actual astronomical objects. The team experimented with three different... Read More

Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Portable Datalogger facilitates wind measurement.

May 18, 2015

Engineered for challenges faced by developers and operators, Nomad 3 Data Logger offers flexible and straightforward use, works with diverse range of wind sensors, and employs Linux OS. Rugged device, which supports transport via backpack, is supported by telemetry and data storage features that enhance capacity for remote data management. Along with wireless connectivity, features include data... Read More

Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vaisala and Puhuri Oy Partner for Better Wind Measurement

Feb 20, 2015

Vaisala is providing measurement systems and services to Finnish wind power company, Puhuri Oy, which operates three wind projects and is developing several more in Finland. The agreement includes two Vaisala Triton Sonic Wind Profilers, which will be installed in northern Finland, as well as an annual SkyServe maintenance and data management contract. Furthermore, Vaisala will deliver the... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies to Build 100-ton Radio-telescope Antenna for New LLAMA Observatory in Argentina

Jul 02, 2014

General Dynamics-built radio telescope antennas give scientists a microscopic view of the universe that is thousands of light years away. NEWTON, N.C. – General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, a part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, will build and install a 100-ton, 12-meter (40-foot), submillimeter-wavelength radio telescope antenna for the new Large Latin American Millimeter Array (LLAMA)... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

NASA's Next Generation Space Telescope Is Coming Together

Feb 10, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif. – An infrared camera designed with University of Arizona and Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT know-how, which will form the heart of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), has joined three other instruments at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to be mounted in the nascent telescope structure. The Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) will function as the central imaging component... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vaisala Signs a Significant Contract for Radiosondes

Jan 06, 2014

Vaisala has signed a contract to deliver radiosondes to its long-term customer. The deliveries start at the end of 2014 and will be completed during the summer of 2018. The value of the deal is EUR 11.0 million. Radiosondes are meteorological devices that are used to measure pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction in the upper atmosphere. The radiosonde reaches an altitude of up... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Ball Aerospace Demonstrates Ultra-Lightweight Telescope Technologies for DARPA's MOIRE Program

Dec 12, 2013

BOULDER, Colo. — Ball Aerospace Technologies Corp. has demonstrated unprecedented telescope technologies using ultra-lightweight polymer membrane optics. Ball is incrementally demonstrating technology needed to deploy a large, 20-meter-diameter, lightweight space-based telescope in geosynchronous orbit as part of the Membrane Optic Imager Real-time Exploitation (MOIRE) program, led by the... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Transportation Industry Products

Sunshield for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Ready for Manufacturing

Sep 25, 2013

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is dominated visually by the tennis-court sized sunshield, which separates the observatory into a warm sun-facing side and a cold anti-sun side. Each of the five sunshield layers helps to protect the telescope optics - or mirrors - from the sun's heat. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and teammate NeXolve Corporation, a subsidiary... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

ATK Delivers Backbone of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Aug 28, 2013

Webb Telescope ATK Hardware Meets Unprecedented Thermal Stability Requirements ATK Designed, Engineered and Constructed more than 10,000 Parts ARLINGTON, Va. – ATK (NYSE: ATK) has shipped the primary mirror backplane support structure (PMBSS) for  NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to Marshall Space Flight Center, completing an important milestone for the most powerful space telescope ever to... Read More

Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Vision Systems

Andor Custom-built CCD Cameras Power New Search for 'super-Earths'

Jul 03, 2013

Twelve-strong array of ground-based telescopes equipped with specially built red-sensitive cameras to survey the sky to find transiting Neptunes and super-Earth Belfast, UK – As the worldwide race to discover Earth-like exoplanets accelerates, Andor's expertise in high-performance digital camera design and manufacture is proving crucial for many of the leading groups in the field. SuperWASP... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

South by Southwest Crowds Flock to See NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Full-Scale Model, Exhibit

Apr 05, 2013

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) four-story high, tennis court-sized full-scale model of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope attracted thousands at the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Northrop Grumman partnered with NASA, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), Microsoft Research, Ball Aerospace, ATK Aerospace, ITT... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Software, Vision Systems

Ball Aerospace Delivers Software for James Webb Space Telescope Wavefront Sensing & Control

Oct 05, 2011

BOULDER, Colo., -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered Wavefront Sensing & Control (WFS&C) software for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to prime contractor Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. The WFS&C software contains the sophisticated mathematical algorithms that will be used to align and phase the telescope's eighteen 1.3 meter hexagonal primary mirror segments to perform... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

New Online Calculator Helps Cities and Counties See

Oct 05, 2011

For the first time, local road authorities now have access to a free online tool that allows them to evaluate their potential cost and community savings to using road weather information systems or road decision support systems. Developed and offered by Vaisala, the RoadDSS Value Calculator asks 12 questions about road maintenance operations. Once the user has input infrastructure and cost... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vaisala Wins WMO Radiosonde Intercomparison

May 20, 2011

Vaisala Radiosonde RS92 was proven to be the world's top radiosonde as it was placed number one in the 8th World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Intercomparison of Radiosonde Systems. The WMO published their final report on the measurement results on Friday May 13th, 2011 on their website. The results show that Vaisala's sounding system is the world's best-performing combination for upper-air... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vaisala Offers Most Precise Lightning Location Data in North America

Feb 11, 2011

Vaisala has added its latest patented Total Lightning Processor(TM) (TLP(TM)) location algorithm to the North American Lightning Detection Network (NALDN)®, which includes the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)® and the Canadian Lightning Detection Network (CLDN). The NALDN® will now be able to identify the site of a lightning strike within a range of 200 meters. This will allow... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Special Optics Builds Telescope Lens Assembly to Support NASA's ICESat-2 Mission

Dec 16, 2010

Wharton, New Jersey - Special Optics, a Navitar company and vertically integrated supplier of precision optical components and assemblies for high-technology applications, recently completed the design and assembly of a custom 500 mm focal length telescope that will be deployed in NASA's MABEL laser altimeter instrument. MABEL is an aircraft-based simulator for the Advanced Topographic Laser... Read More