SiLC turns lidar towards drone countermeasures

SiLC turns lidar towards drone countermeasures

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By Peter Clarke

Lidar sensor company SiLC Technologies Inc. (Monrovia Calif.) has developed an infrared lidar sensor with a detection range of over two kilometres.

The frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) sensor, the Eyeonic Vision Sensor,  works at 1550nm wavelength and the latest benchmarking doubles the detection range and creates a sensor suitable for applicatios such as perimeter security and drone detection.

In the latter application SiLC is working with defense systems specialist company High Point Aerotechnologies Inc.

Jeff Maas, CTO of High Point Aerotechnologies, said SiLC had made improvements to the sensor in terms of extending range, polarimetry, waveform control, and optical signal processing and this enhanced the identification of ambiguous targets in clutter-limited environments.

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