HRL Laboratories built and tested the rugged, water-proof, modular, 360° imaging sensor nicknamed OWL (Omni-directional threat Warning and Locator).
Malibu, CA May 10, 2013
During a May 1 deployable force protection exercise at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, HRL Laboratories, LLC demonstrated a new 360-degree imaging sensor front-end as part of DARPA's Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System (CT2WS). HRL developed the sensor front-end that communicates with the system's EEG-based head gear worn by a user to identify the most pertinent threats in any direction at a distance of up to 10 km with few false alarms. Previously, the sensor provided an unobstructed 120-degree field of view.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, Malibu, California (http://www.hrl.com) is a corporate research-and-development laboratory owned by The Boeing Company and General Motors specializing in research into sensors and materials, information and systems sciences, applied electromagnetics, and microelectronics. HRL provides custom research and development and performs additional R&D contract services for its LLC member companies, the U.S. government, and other commercial companies.
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