INO is at the cutting edge of a rapidly emerging imaging technology known as synthetic aperture ladar (SAL). Based on the same basic principles as synthetic aperture radar (SAR), SAL takes advantage of platform motion to coherently sample multiple sections of an aperture much larger than the physical one, providing the ability to produce high-resolution imagery at long ranges. Since the wavelengths are much shorter than with SAR, SAL can offer much higher resolution images both during the day and at night. This exciting technology promises to be a powerful tool for defense and civilian applications on aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and eventually, spatial platforms.
INO is currently focusing its efforts on exploring the two and three-dimensional imaging capabilities of synthetic aperture ladar.
Leader in SAL optical head and optronic SAR and SAL processor systems
Recognized expert in ladar system development
Numerous contracts with space agencies from around the world for the development of optical devices (from sensors to cameras) for space
We reach beyond conventional optical system designs to help you better meet your imaging needs.
Defense & security
INO has all the inhouse expertise to take your requirements and produce a SAL system design that fits your needs. We offer complete SAL system development, including design and fabrication of the acquisition system as well as the image formation system. As the leader in optronic synthetic aperture processing, INO offers you fully integrated, all-optronic low-power synthetic aperture ladar systems that are both compact and ultrafast.