Laser-Based Fusion Energy: Can Diode Technology Speed Viability?

Physicists have been conducting extensive research for decades to explore the feasibility of fusion-based energy production, looking to tap what could be a trillion-dollar market with the hope of achieving the ultimate, clean, nearly inexhaustible source of energy.

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ELI Beamlines & Leonardo Electronics: A Mission to Develop the Most Advanced Laser Equipment

ELI Beamlines, a part of the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) pan-European project of scientific excellence in Europe, aims to operate some of the world's most intense laser systems. Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) was awarded the contract for the L3 laser system from ELI Beamlines, and both teams had come together on development of a high-average-power, high-energy system—a petawatt laser operating at 10 Hz.

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Smart Spaces & Cities: Impact of COVID-19 on Emerging Lidar Applications

In the last several years, there has been a growing demand for technology to support smart city applications. The idea being that a city empowered by data allows for greater efficiency in almost any aspect. Benefits range from ensuring faster, more accurate response times for first responders to analyzing traffic patterns for better infrastructure design. Big data, artificial intelligence, and reliable sensing technology are all essential for this to be successful.

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Thermal Imaging Camera Applications & Technology Advancements

Thermal imaging technology has been in development since the early 1930’s and has seen widespread use since the beginning of World War II. Leonardo’s thermal imaging technology has continued to evolve since. In 2020, Leonardo offers a wide range of thermal imaging technologies for various applications across industries and the globe. Reducing cost and improving usability have been the major focuses among industry leaders in broadening capabilities. 

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Behind the Scenes of Leonardo Electronics’ US Laser Repair and Production Facility

Leonardo Electronics US facility in Huntsville, AL has long helped the US DoD strengthen its supply chain and support key programs. By locally servicing laser systems for critical platforms like the Apache, Leonardo can reduce out-of-service time by as much as six weeks. This bespoke, highly specialized skillset, allows the DoD and prime contractors to procure best-in-class technology, while meeting the unique requirements of the US DoD.

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COVID-19 Updates

Leonardo Electronics US has been defined as part of the essential critical infrastructure workforce, and as such, are expected by the US Department of Defense to maintain staffing and work schedules necessary to meet contract requirements.

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Software Innovations in Airborne Systems

In support of the National Defense Strategy priorities, software engineering is increasingly important to continued innovation and long-term competition. While the nature of war has not changed, its character has, and future conflicts are increasingly transregional and cross land, sea, space and cyberspace.

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Directed Energy Lasers: A Systems View

Demand for directed energy weapons is growing rapidly, projected at a CAGR of 23.26% through 2025, to meet the Department of Defense’s need for accuracy and precision of non-lethal weapons to combat emerging threats such as UAVs. As threats broaden, so do needed platforms: man-portable, ground or naval-based air defense against aerial targets and long-range, short-range, and medium-range strategic missions.

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Leonardo Electronics US | State of Operations

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a complicated issue for nearly every organization. Regardless of industry, size, or location, everyone has had to work quickly and diligently to protect their employees and customers during this time. There is simply no game plan for operating through a worldwide shut down. For Lasertel, a business unit of Leonardo Electronics US, the effect has been no different. 

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SAGE Electronic Intelligence (ESM/ELINT) Accredited by DoD for UAS Platform

After a 36-month collaboration with the US Department of Defense, Leonardo Electronics US SAGE ELINT system has been accredited as a trusted US payload platform on a significant UAV platform.

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