Navy

Shipboard laser mount

No more tripod failures

Photonics Military Technology Electronics

The U.S. Navy has invented a mounting platform for securing a laser to a bulkhead for overhead measurements used to precisely align a radar system for optimal performance. The patented technology is available via license agreement to companies that would make, use, or sell the device commercially.

The new mount provides an improved alternative to using a tripod to hold the laser during the creation of 3D computer renderings of the radar’s physical location.

By using bolts to affix the mounting plate to the ship, which has a ring assembly that adapts to a variety of lasers, users may improve the measurements taken by allowing the laser to be mounted in locations otherwise inaccessible, awkward, or unsafe.

Alternatively, vise-clamps may be used to attach the mount to structural elements of the ship.

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