Northrop Grumman's electro-optical distributed aperture system (EO-DAS) is a feature of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. But the company is looking for new applications of the system, which comprises six wide-angle thermal cameras that produce a constant, spherical video of the infrared (IR) picture around the aircraft. At last month's Navy League show in Maryland, Northrop Grumman demonstrated the use of three EO-DAS cameras to cover a 270 X 90-deg. field of view around a boat. (A fourth ...


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