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Recent Developments in Soldier and Vehicle Vis-IR Signature Management

DSIAC was asked to update a prior  technical inquiry conducted in mid 2018 on “Soldier Adaptive Camouflage Technologies.”  DSIAC performed a search for recent, relevant open-source materials and collected approximately 70 articles.  A DSIAC subject…


Improving Mid-Infrared Imaging and Sensing

Artificial optical materials could allow cheaper, flatter, more efficient detectors for night vision and other uses. A new way of taking images in the mid-infrared part of the spectrum, developed by researchers at MIT and elsewhere, could enable a wide variety of applications, including thermal imaging, biomedical sensing, and free-space communication. The mid-infrared (mid-IR) band

Nanotech Sensor Turns Molecular Fingerprints Into Bar Codes

Infrared spectroscopy is the benchmark method for detecting and analyzing organic compounds. But it requires complicated procedures and large, expensive instruments, making device miniaturization challenging and hindering its use for some industrial and medical applications and for data collection out in the field, such as for measuring pollutant concentrations. Furthermore, it is fundamentally limited by

Changing the Color of Light

One of the biggest challenges in developing integrated photonic circuits — which use light rather than electrons to transport information — is to control the momentum of light. Colors of light travel at different speeds through a material but in order for light to be converted between colors, it needs to have the same momentum