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 […]

Drone

Drones are Everywhere

Long before stories of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or “drones,” appeared frequently in the news, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognized the need to safely manage UAS flying at low altitudes in airspace not currently managed by the FAA. For more than 25 years, NASA has conducted air traffic management system research in […]

unmanned aircraft

Eye-Safe Laser Aircraft Tracking Devices Developed

Researchers in the UK have been working on a tracking system that is based on eye-safe lasers to enable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), aircraft and satellites to transmit data to ground stations quickly, security and efficiently. The concept has been tested successfully in-flight. The system, which aims a laser designed with a custom lens that […]

Flight Simulation

Flight Simulation Technology Keeps Pilots Skills Fresh

Have you ever wanted to soar above the earth, but have your feet never leave the ground? If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to man an airplane, flight simulation is the technology that brings that dream to life. Pilots typically fly high above the earth, but many times a year they are […]

Navigation By Stars

Navigation Equipment For Ships And Submarines Continue To Advance

In decades past, the navigation of ships, submarines and other sea-faring vessels was performed by steering toward the stars or navigating using the moon or the sun. Today’s ship navigation officers have highly advanced navigational equipment at hand that make the sea journey safer and smoother. Here are a few of the many navigational pieces […]

CCTV For Homeland Security

Using CCTV Cameras For Homeland Security

Keeping our borders secure and our national interests safe has become the focus of many news stories and is more critical now than ever before. Because of that, many government agencies and border patrol agencies have turned to CCTV (close circuit television) as a way to monitor activity. CCTV cameras and its camera management software […]