Scientific Research

IDA researchers developed a testbed to measure focal plane pitch (e.g. resolution) for an optics problem. (top)

FFT of test images where the structure depends on the focal plane pitch. (bottom)

IDA staff participated in a demonstration of the Active Denial System in Quantico VA.  IDA provides scientific consultation to the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate on novel Non-Lethal Weapon systems.  The Active Denial System emits pulses of focused 95 GHz electromagnetic energy to stop, deter, and turn back suspicious individuals without causing permanent injury.