15 Oct '12, 9am

#MoD developing anti-laser eyewear. #Defence

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has been working with Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) to evaluate and assess the specially designed spectacles. The LEPs can filter out different wavelengths of light from the spectrum, including those used in various laser weapons and laser pens, which are becoming increasingly available from the internet. Dr Craig Williamson, principal scientist at Dstl, explained the rationale behind the project work: "There are an increasing number of incidents of inexpensive lasers being used to distract pilots, so we have been researching advanced technologies to mitigate this hazardous and potentially lethal distraction." Unlike conventional LEP, which tends to filter out and block just one wavelength from the colour spectrum, the prototype spectacles, made by Glasgow-based firm Thin Film Solutions, can filter out a range of ...

Full article: http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/design-engineering-news/m...

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