Putting Smart Weapons to the Test

UD-licensed technology addresses Air Force need

In the old days, a slingshot, BB gun, rifle or cannon was only as smart as the marksman taking aim.

Now, many weapons are guided to their targets with the precision of infrared sensors and lasers.

The technology continues to advance, but testing technology has lagged behind, leaving new generations of weapons and their tactical advantages unavailable to today’s troops.

Closing the gap between infrared sensor technology and testing technology was the challenge accepted by Chip Design Systems (CDS), a business founded by University of Delaware Prof. Fouad Kiamilev (electrical and computer engineering), who had some smart weapons of his own: a lab packed with sharp, young researchers and a team of expert collaborators.

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