Weekly Tech Roundup | Aug 9, 2019

Weekly tech roundup: new express licensing technologies August 2019

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Eye and sensor laser protection

Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed a Pockels cell-based electro-optic shutter device capable of blocking optical transients to such an extent that damage to eyes and sensors does not occur.

The Pockels cell device operates with very fast electrical pulses (sub-nanosecond) and provides a significant advantage in speed over conventional mechanical shutters. Further, the device provides for a higher attenuation than conventional passive chemical dye-based shutters. The device may be incorporated in a thin, flexible electro-optic shutter device composed entirely of a solid-state polymer.

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Brush and forest fire fighting system

Conventional methods for fighting fires under dry and windy conditions have not changed much over the years. The Navy designed a relatively simple fire fighting system that uses a jet engine to generate a high-velocity air stream.

The jet engine is generally mounted on a mobile platform, which is then towed to the fire. When the fire is in a residential or commercial area, fire hydrants supply the water used to fight the fire.

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Hand launchable UAV

The Navy's new hand-launched UAV system is protected by three U.S. patents and includes the drone, a launching platform, and a guidance system.

The complete package is designed to propel the drone, guide it to a target, and execute a spiral downward flight path over the target. The drone is designed to be used in either a launch-and-retrieve or a one-time use mode.

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Weak signal detection in a noisy environment

Army researchers have developed a novel algorithm – the adjacent conjugate convolution (ACC) – to compute the fast Fourier transform of an array of time-domain samples of a particular frequency.

The outcome is a power spectral density (PSD) array describing the relative power as a function of frequency.

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Mirror that blocks the reflection of harmful light

Army Research Lab scientists have created a mirror, and process for making it, that relies on the different boiling points of metals to allow harmful light to pass through a mirror.

This could produce a mirror to reflect some light and let other light pass through or block the reflection of harmful optical transients of visible light to protect the eye of a viewer.

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