POC plays a major role in Force Protection by providing cutting-edge, compact, ultra broadband tunable notch and band pass filters for radio communications, wireless data systems, CREW systems, and jammers. Applications include dismounted, fixed site, land vehicle, shipboard, and airborne platforms. Our agile RF Filters enable assured communications in highly congested and highly contested electromagnetic environments.
PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGIES
MWS - Micro Weather Sensor
POC’s Micro Weather Sensor (MWS) is a low-cost, lightweight, ruggedized, highly integrated environmental weather station capable of being deployed globally in remote locations.
AMWS – Advanced Micro Weather Sensor
The Advanced Micro Weather Sensor has an integrated ceilometers to enable it to meet key performance parameter requirements to measure cloud base height and cloud amount at a minimum of 5,000 feet AGL. The integrated ceilometers data augments in situ (“on-site”) surface weather observations supporting both aviation and ground mission operations. The AMWS integrates the ceilometer capability into a single and comprehensive Micro Weather Sensor unit, enabling several performance advantages over utilizing an auxiliary ceilometer, including significant reduction in SWaP, no extra cables, and the potential for air emplacement. POC’s new custom ceilometer is roughly 5x more power efficient than COTS LIDARs on the market today, creating a new state of the art in cloud sensing.
SDWS – Submarine Deployable Weather Sensor
The Submarine-Deployable Weather Sensor is based on a new design that integrates POC’s miniature weather sensor electronics with proven deep-sea deployable buoy systems to significantly improve surface situational awareness for submerged vessels. POC has combined numerous meteorological measurement capabilities into a 3” diameter, 2.5” long sensor package, providing the capability to monitor Sea and Air Temperature, Humidity, Barometric Pressure, Wind Velocity and Direction, and Atmospheric Visibility. Expandable sensing capabilities include imagery, acoustics, and chemical/biological/nuclear monitoring. All sensors are integrated and protected to survive the harsh ocean environment while communicating data back to the submerged vessel.
GVMS – Ground Vehicle MET Sensor
POC’s MET Sensor for Ground Vehicle applications is a next-generation weather sensor that monitors valuable microclimate data and infeeds the data to local or remote analysis tools, such as ballistics computing or electromagnetic warfare (EW) modeling, to improve accuracy as well as situational awareness. For example, meteorological parameters like air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, and relative humidity data provide are critical variables that feed into an improved ballistics targeting capability. In addition meteorological sensors, POC’s MET sensor can provide additional sensing capabilities include still and video imagery for improved situational awareness, acoustic monitoring for gunshot detection and locating, and chemical/biological/nuclear monitoring that, combined with weather parameters, can provide valuable information for CBRN modeling and warning systems. Capable of operating on low-voltage and dirty vehicle power, the MET sensor can communicate data via wired or wireless means, including the option for integrated Iridium satellite data feeds. POC’s innovative, miniature, and ruggedized design is capable of withstanding the high temperature, vibration, and shock environment present in ground vehicles from small personnel carriers to large tanks. POC has pioneered unique ways to permanently seal the electronics using rugged epoxy-coatings that are both environmentally tough and possible to mass produce at low cost. With an all solid-state design, POC’s MET sensor is designed for long operational life with little to no service requirements, ultimately providing an inherent low life-cycle cost.
SAVIEN/SAPIEN – Sense And Avoid Insect Eye/Neuromorphic Sensor System
Our insect vision-based sensors are small size, low weight, and have the capability to allow Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to sense the presence of aircraft, report their location, and identify those on a collision course. They can be used for military and commercial platforms, law enforcement and homeland security as well as for aerial photography, police surveillance, firefighting, rescue operation, traffic control, and collision avoidance for the blind, robots, automobiles and trucks.
PASTOR – Multispectral Detection of Explosives and Chemicals in Trace Amounts
PASTOR™ is a passive, handheld hyperspectral infrared system capable of standoff explosive identification. The modular system will operate in day/night conditions and will accurately identify chemical contraband at distances up to 50 meters.
GARD – Ground Anomaly Recognition and Detection System
The GARD system will identify buried IEDs and IED-initiators such as command wires and pressure switches that come across its path, from a standoff distance of 50-100 m. It implements POC’s compound eye multispectral sensor design in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) to offer detection of disturbed ground (via spectral discrimination of the soil’s moisture content) in day or night with high probability of detection (Pd) and entirely passive operation (no radiation emitted). Highly accurate detection, and location of emplaced IEDs using automated threat detection algorithms. 50-100 m standoff detection of buried IEDs in the vehicle path possible due to selection of optics Day/night operation due to use of SWIR imaging technologies. Robust detection of IED initiators like command wires and pressure switches via ground disturbance detection. All weather operation – conduction cooled sealed package for all weather operation. Size, weight and power design for both man-portable and vehicle-mounted application: - Compact size (16 in. × 12 in. × 8 in.) - Light weight (15 lb) - Low power (28 DC,