Earth Mapping

Earth Mapping

In June of 2001, computers all over the world were introduced to a new concept called Google Earth; or earth mapping. When launched on a computer, you start in outer space and miraculously zoom in.  However, the leaders at Google Earth are quick to point out that it’s not just one picture; it’s actually a […]

Night Vision Goggles

4-Tube Night Vision Goggles

Many US Special Operations Forces (SOF) operations happen under the cover of night. American’s elite warriors employ various electronic equipment to let them see into the shadows. These include thermal imagers and image-intensifying 4-tube night vision goggles (NVG).

Hydro-Optic Disinfection

Hydro-Optic Disinfection (HOD) UV Technology

In 2014 facing ongoing water contamination issues, Plant Bowen Water Research Center, opted for a full-scale trial of Hydro-Optic Disinfection (HOD) UV technology to help find a viable solution.

Military Robots

Military Robots

The military has always been at the cutting edge of technology. Some of the most advanced robots in the world are being built with military robots in mind.

Robotics And Automation

Sales of Robotics And Automation Is On The Rise

It’s estimated that by 2020, more than 1.7 million new industrial robots will be installed in factories around the world; showing that the sales of robotics and automation is on the rise. Currently, the strongest growth in the robotics industry is in Asia; lead by China as the worlds’ number one marketplace.

High Resolution Lens

High-Resolution Lens Assemblies

UKA specializes in designing and manufacturing high quality, precision lenses. We have several high-resolution lens assemblies from which you can choose depending on the specific parameters that would be the most suitable to meet the requirements with respect to image size and quality.

Detecting Counterfeits

Precision Lenses and Detecting Counterfeits

As technology increases, the art of counterfeiting increases. The digital technology revolution has had a profound effect on counterfeiting technology. Each of the three major steps involved in digital imaging technology is used in counterfeiting: (1) acquiring the image, (2) processing the image, and (3) printing the image. When we think about counterfeiting, we most […]

Mars Rover

CHemCam – identifying and targeting rocks

CHemCam – identifying and targeting rocks – laser technology/laser lenses  On August 5th, 2016, NASA’s newest rover arrived on Mars carrying a host of state-of-the-art instruments, including the head-mounted, rock-zapping lazer called ChemCham. Chemistry and Camera complex (ChemCam) is a suite of remote sensing instruments on Mars for the Curiosity rover. As the name implies, […]

Underwater Explosive

Autonomous Underwater Munitions and Explosives of Concern Detection System

During this time of vigilance against terrorist activity, in situ detection and testing of seawater for trace levels of explosives is a high priority of the Navy and the DoD, both for protection of U.S. personnel and assets and for environmental monitoring of Navy-patrolled littoral waters. NRL has immersed itself in this project and surfaced […]

Off-the-Shelf Optical System Designs

Manufacturers understand they can save money on the lens manufacture process if they can utilize commercial off the shelf (COTS) products. In many areas of military design and government agencies, this COTS model is being adopted because it is a cost saving measure. The key factor to making this a viable option is to find […]