Sep 3, 2010
U-M spinoff developing laser-based missile defense
Protecting helicopters in combat from heat-seeking missiles is the goal of new laser technology created at the university and Omni Sciences Inc., which is a U-M spinoff company.
“Battlefield terrain in places like Afghanistan and Iraq can be so rough that our troops have often had to rely on helicopters, and they can be easy targets for enemies with shoulder-launched missiles,” says Mohammed Islam, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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