Elbit Systems Ltd. is an Israel-based international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance , unmanned aircraft systems , advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems and radios.The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.Elbit Systems has approximately 12,000 employees, the majority of whom are engaged in engineering, research and development and other technical areas.Elbit Systems' shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and OTC in the United States . Wikipedia.
Elbit Systems | Date: 2015-04-01
A method of pedestrian navigation, based on an external positioning system and a Dead Reckoning (DR) system, is provided herein. The method may employ the following steps: obtaining external positioning readings from an external positioning source and DR position readings from a pedestrian-carried platform; estimating an external positioning error, based at least partially on the external positioning and the DR position readings; and applying an estimation function to the external position readings, the DR position readings, and the external positioning errors, to yield a corrected estimated position.
Elbit Systems | Date: 2015-10-14
An electric double-layer capacitor (EDLC) and method for manufacturing thereof. The ELDC includes at least one capacitor cell with two parallel current collectors, two opposite polarity electrodes, a separator, and a rigid dielectric frame. Each electrode is disposed on a respective current collector and impregnated with aqueous electrolyte. The frame is disposed along the perimeter on the surface of a current collector and enclosing the electrodes. The two electrodes of an individual cell are configured asymmetrically, such as being composed of different materials, having different weights, and/or having different thicknesses. The electrode material may include: activated carbon, a transitional metal oxide, a conductive polymer, and/or graphene.
Elbit Systems | Date: 2014-11-19
An optical tracker is provided herein. The tracker may include at least two optical tracker sensors, facing at least partially each other. Each optical tracker sensor may include: a pixel array sensor configured to generate a pixel-by-pixel stream of values representing a scene; at least one visual indicator physically coupled to said pixel array sensor; and an integrated circuit (IC) physically coupled to said at least one pixel array sensor, and configured to: receive said pixel-by-pixel stream of values; and apply a binary large object (BLOB) analysis to said stream, to yield BLOB parameters indicative of the at least one visual indicator present in the scene in a single pass of the pixels representing the scene; and a computer processor configured to receive said BLOB parameters and calculate a relative position and/or orientation, or a partial data thereof, of the at least two optical tracker sensors.
Elbit Systems | Date: 2015-09-17
A method for detecting light sources. The method includes capturing an image including a sub-infrared light emitter, applying a filter to a pixel of the captured image to isolate a signal strength of a range of frequencies, and comparing the signal strength of the filtered pixel to an expected signal strength of a background spectra for the range of frequencies. As a result of a difference between the signal strength of the filtered pixel and the expected signal strength exceeding a predetermined threshold, the method includes identifying the pixel as corresponding to a light emitter. As a result of the difference between the signal strength of the filtered pixel and the expected signal strength not a predetermined threshold, the method includes identifying the pixel as not corresponding to a light emitter.
Elbit Systems | Date: 2015-06-24
An apparatus. The apparatus includes electrical circuitry for selectably controlling a first and a second weapon system different from the first weapon system. The electrical circuitry includes a first switch including a first pole and a pole. The apparatus also includes a first connector having a first terminal coupled to a common terminal of the first pole. A second connector has a first terminal coupled to a common terminal of the second pole. The first connector is configured to couple to a first weapon system mounted on a mobile platform; and the second connector is configured to couple to a second weapon system mounted on the mobile platform. The first weapons system is configured to operate when the first switch is in a first positon and the second weapon system is configured to operate when the first switch is in a second position.