Excelitas supports safer landing of helicopters in extreme conditions.

  • Date: 9th October 2019
  • Company: Qioptiq

The unique solutions provided by Excelitas are intended to support system designers of Laser Turbulence Systems. The CIPRM - Coherent InGaAs PIN Balanced Receiver Module allows the detection of small changes above the interfering noise floor of incoming optical signals, cancelling out the common optical noise.  This module, as well as our hybrid receivers - from the C30659 series, are used to detect obstacles around helicopters operating in brownout situations, as well as detecting turbulence of aerosols which ultimately aids smoother flight trajectories.

Eric Desfonds – Product Leader explains “this enables the design of systems to ease safer landing of helicopters in extreme conditions. Further detection of wind turbulence can ultimately help save fuel and insure smoother flight paths for personnel.”

Beyond the standard catalog parts, Excelitas can provide further custom packaging, screening and qualification to meet the most stringent operating conditions. ITAR-free and BAFA-free solutions are available.

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About Excelitas Technologies

Excelitas Technologies® Corp. is a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, high-performance, market-driven photonic solutions to meet the lighting, optronics, detection and optical technology needs of global customers. Serving a vast array of applications across defense and aerospace sectors, Excelitas Technologies stands committed to enabling our customers' success in their end- markets. Excelitas Technologies now has approximately 6,700 employees in North America, Europe and Asia, serving customers across the world. Connect with Excelitas on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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