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Fairfield, NJ --May 5, 2005 -- The Dugway Proving Ground, controlled by the United States Army Test Command (TECOM), recently outfitted its chemical and biological weapons defense testing equipment with the first of potentially multiple Electrophysics Jade VLWIR cameras. The Jade cameras will be used at the Dugway facility to track and analyze the behavior of clouds of gas, ultimately providing US Government and Military personnel the ability to prepare and respond in the event of chemical or biological warfare.
The mission of Dugway is to test US and Allied biological and chemical defense systems, perform Nuclear Biological Chemical survivable testing of defense material, provide support to chemical and biological weapons conventions and operate and maintain an installation to support test missions. Dugway is located approximately 80 miles west-southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, in Tooele County.
"Electrophysics is proud to support the mission of the United States Army Dugway Proving Ground.," said Chris Alicandro, Director of Sales for Electrophysics. "With the widest spectral response available on the market, ranging from 7.7m to 11.0 m, the Jade VLWIR will vastly improve Dugway's testing abilities, giving them a significant advantage in the analysis of target signatures and other experiments in the long wavelength spectrum."
The Jade VLWIR incorporates a high QE 320x256 Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) focal plane array, state-of-the-art 14-bit digital electronics and frame rates up to 240+ frames per second in full frame mode and 6000 frames per second in sub-windowing mode. In addition, the Jade VLWIR features a RS-422 digital interface, compatible with Altair, a powerful, real time, image capture thermal analysis system. The Jade systems will eventually replace older mechanical scan based systems.
Headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, Electrophysics develops advanced near infrared, night vision and thermal imaging systems for use in a host of imaging applications. Since 1969, Electrophysics has maintained its focus on delivering products that reflect the company's exceptional engineering capabilities to meet specific real world demands while keeping pace with rapidly evolving imaging technologies. The Company has realized exceptional growth as a result of its customer-centric philosophy and remains firmly committed to continually innovating its products in order to enhance the experience of end-users. Electrophysics is vertically integrated with expertise in complex signal processing, optics, embedded software, PC software applications development and hardware design.