LGS Innovations, based in Herndon, Va., announced Feb. 23 the successful completion of a two-year Laser Radar Technology (LRT) effort in partnership with the Strategic Technology Office (STO) within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
“This breakthrough required developing a laser with the ability to produce a wide range of optical waveforms, and the ability to change waveforms in real-time while operating at full power,” LGS Innovations Advanced Research and Technology division Chief Scientist for Photonics Applications Stephan Wielandy said. “To our knowledge, no laser with the ability to meet all of these waveform agility requirements has ever been made before.”
“LGS’ labs house some of the brightest scientists and engineers in the world, all of whom wake up everyday thinking about how to improve our armed forces’ information advantage and keep our country safe,” LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly said. “We believe we are on bleeding edge of photonics research, which has a wide range of mission critical applications from LIDAR imaging and missile defense to free-space optical communication and more
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