Enabling Technologies Spurs EOIR System Adoption

Target detection and surveillance are among the popular applications of EOIR systems in the military and aerospace sectors, finds Frost & Sullivan

Jan 20, 2016, 09:35 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With an increase in military troops deploying electro-optical/infrared (EOIR) systems in land, air, sea and unmanned vehicles for critical mission requirements such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, providers have found reason to develop more innovative products. Technology developers are focusing on designing miniaturized EOIR systems allowing sufficient heat dissipation and meet industry standards, without compromising on performance.

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Analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Electro-Optical/Infrared Systems - Technology Trends Impacting Military and Aerospace Sectors (http://bit.ly/1VooRck) finds technology developers are working on improving the resolution and range of inexpensive IR microbolometers, while reducing the cost of high-performing cooled IR detectors.

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"Enhancements in cost-effective cooling techniques will enable industry participants to lower the price of cooled thermal imaging cameras, which will encourage the proliferation of EOIR systems in the military and aerospace sectors," said TechVision Research Analyst Jabez Mendelson. "Thermal imaging sensors are expected to greatly influence target detection and surveillance systems."

The materials used in the development of detectors for thermal imaging cameras in EO systems play a critical role in the performance of the sensors. The chemical composition of these materials influences the sensitivity of the sensors in EOIR systems and defines the spectral bands of the cooled and uncooled detectors in the EOIR systems.

"Due to the use of appropriate materials to develop key enabling technologies, there are plenty of opportunities for the expanded applications of EOIR sensors in the aerospace industry, including in unmanned aerial vehicles," reasoned Mendelson. "Cost reductions in advanced IR detectors and improvements in the resolution of low-end IR microbolometers will widen the application scope of EOIR sensors to include gas detection, pollution monitoring and thermal imaging in handheld electronic devices."

The U.S. expects to lead the global military and aerospace market in the development of next-generation EOIR systems, followed by the European Union. Asia-Pacific, on the other hand, is likely to be the fastest adopter of these systems.

Electro-Optical/Infrared Systems - Technology Trends Impacting Military and Aerospace Sectors, a part of the TechVision (www.frost.com/techvision) subscription, offers a detailed account of EOIR systems from various technology and market dimensions. The research covers the technology landscape, an assessment of EOIR applications, key enabling EOIR technologies, global trends and innovation indicators, the breadth of application segments impacted, strategic insights as well as technology and application roadmaps indicating the prospects of EOIR technology.

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