Seeing The (Night) Light
There’s a lot of light in the sky on even the darkest nights, but you can’t see it.
That’s because it’s in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) frequency band and is invisible to the naked eye, as well as to most current night-vision systems. Yet despite uncertain economic conditions, development work is underway on SWIR-capable night-vision technologies that will help the United States boost its shrinking lead in night vision.
Advances in SWIR technology are coming none t...
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