EMCORE Launches MUXed North Finder/Tracker Fiber Optic Gyro for Man-Portable
and Tripod Target Locator Systems
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EMCORE Corporation
(Nasdaq:EMKR), a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components
and subsystems for the fiber optics and space solar power markets, announced
today the launch of the Multiplexed (MUXed) North Finder/Tracker Fiber Optic
Gyro (FOG) designed for the next generation of Precision Azimuth Vertical
Angle Modules (PAVAMs) used in man-portable and tripod target locator systems.
The EMCORE MUXed North Finder/Tracker FOG will be demonstrated at AUVSI's
Unmanned Systems Conference, August 13-15 in booth #1949 at the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
The MUXed North Finder/Tracker FOG is a three-axis design based on EMCORE's
solid-state fiber optic gyro technology that utilizes advanced integrated
optics and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) electronics to deliver a much
higher level of precision than previous digital magnetic compass-based target
locator systems. The MUXed North Finder/Tracker FOG is accurate from 1 to 4
milliradians and has very low power consumption requirements of less than 5
watts. It is compact and lightweight, weighing less than 1 lb. and is
insensitive to base motion, making it ideal for use in Target Location
Destination Systems (TLDS) that aid targeting and field navigation under
adverse battlefield environments.
EMCORE's fiber optic gyro technology is designed for fast, accurate navigation
and gyrocompassing, and low noise line-of-sight stabilization.EMCORE develops
most of the key FOG components internally including the optical transceiver
and the lithium-niobate modulator.This allows the technology to be
incorporated very cost-effectively into a final TLDS.
"The ultimate goal of TLDS technology is to improve a Warfighter's
effectiveness and survivability with the use of affordable lightweight sensors
that reduce weight and increase accuracy," said Dr. K.K. Wong, Director of
Fiber Optic Gyro Products for EMCORE."We continually strive to achieve
industry-leading performance in size, weight, power consumption and cost in
the development of our fiber optic gyro components to meet the demanding
requirements of today's target locator systems."
"EMCORE's research and development in advanced optics for defense and homeland
security applications including UAV and missile guidance has paved the way for
the adaptation of our FOG technology for north finding and TLDS applications,"
said Frank Weiss, EMCORE's Vice President of Advanced Systems."The simplified
optics combined with FOG electronics using DSP enables EMCORE to deliver a
cost-effective, reliable, high-performance north finding system."
EMCORE's complete line of FOG products will be featured at AUVSI's Unmanned
Systems conference, August 13-15 in booth #1949 at the Walter E. Washington
Convention Center in Washington, DC.
EMCORE Corporation offers a broad portfolio of compound semiconductor-based
products for the fiber optics and space solar power markets.EMCORE's Fiber
Optics business segment provides optical components, subsystems and systems
for high-speed telecommunications, Cable Television (CATV) and
Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) networks, as well as products for satellite
communications, video transport and specialty photonics technologies for
defense and homeland security applications.EMCORE's Solar Photovoltaics
business segment provides products for space power applications including
high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, Covered Interconnect Cells (CICs)
and complete satellite solar panels.For further information about EMCORE,
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the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.Such statements include
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but not limited to, financial performance, production schedules, expected
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hereof, and EMCORE undertakes no obligation to update or revise the
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