PLX’s history of newsworthy innovation and problem solving has made it the world’s leader in Hollow Retroreflector and Monolithic Optical Structure Technology™ (M.O.S.T.).
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PLX’s Tracking Laser Range Finder (T-LRF) uses PLX’s core Monolithic Optical Structure Technology™ (M.O.S.T), combined with PLX’s Active optics precision technology, to create a compact high-performance tracking solution in a highly integrated system. Once the target is acquired, the T-LRF locks onto the target and feeds real time 3-dimensional bearing information to the host system, enabling further actions against the target. It can do this at long ranges against small, fast moving, hard to track targets such as consumer and military drones. The T-LRF can be fitted onto a Counter-UAS system by replacing the conventional LRF module. A prototype is available to demonstrate the performance of the T-LRF. PLX's solution can provide sub arc second accuracy in the harshest operating conditions, making the Tracking Laser Range Finder a game-changing technology in the security, defense, and combat arena.
With their exceptional stability, PLX’s boresighting systems have been repeatedly proven in the field. This paper will expand upon the Monolithic Optical Structure Technology™ (M.O.S.T.) solution with case studies of Monolithic Optical Structure Technology™ (M.O.S.T.) designs and results for specific applications, such as laser delay line systems, boresighting, and telescope alignment systems.
Boresighting refers to the procedure of aligning hardware line-of-sight to an aiming device. In military and aerospace terms, this can apply to applications such as weaponry, from small rifles to artillery, tank and aircraft fire control systems, or long-range cameras mounted on satellites.
Precision optical alignment capability across a range from the UV to the far-IR and a lighterweight design have long given hollow retroreflectors an advantage over their solid cousins (retroreflector prisms) in boresighting, laser tracking, rangefinding, diverse laboratory applications and even space-based spectrometers.