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Optoelectronics for Low-Intensity Conflicts and Homeland Security

Optoelectronics for Low-Intensity Conflicts and Homeland Security

By (author): Anil Maini
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781630815721

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This authoritative new resource provides an overview of the deployment of various devices in systems in actual field conditions and efficacy established in warfare. The book covers laser and optronic technologies that have evolved over the years to build practical devices and systems for use in Homeland Security and low-intensity conflict scenarios. Readers will be able to assess combat and battle-worthiness of various available devices and systems.


This book covers state-of-the-art and emerging trends in various optoelectronics technologies having applications in Homeland Security. It provides information on operational aspects, deployment scenarios, and actual usage of laser and optoelectronics based technologies for low intensity conflicts, offering insight into the utility of each technology/device for a given operational requirement.


This book evaluates the merits of various laser and optoelectronic sensor based technologies intended for low intensity conflict operations, including counter-insurgency and anti-terrorist operations. It is a useful reference for those specializing in defense electronics and optronics and professionals in the defence industry involved in operation and maintenance of laser based security equipment. Packed with tables, photographs, and a comprehensive list of references in every chapter, this is the only book that covers all topics related to Laser and Optoelectronics devices intended for low intensity conflict operations in a single volume.

1. Optronics for Homeland security – An Overview. 2. Lasers and Optoelectronics Fundamentals and Devices. 3. Less-Lethal Laser Weapons. 4. Low Power Directed Energy Lasers. 5. Sighting and Surveillance Devices. 6. Night Vision Technologies. 7. Explosive Detection. 8. Detection of CBRN Threats.

  • Anil Maini

    is currently a consultant in defense technologies. He is the former director of the Laser Science and Technology Centre, Defence Research & Development Organization, Ministry of Defence (India). He received his BE (electronics) from Punjab Engineering College, Punjab University, Chandigarh and his Ph.D. from Amity University, Uttar Pradesh.


Review: Midwest Book Review - November 1, 2018

Optoelectronics for Low-Intensity Conflicts and Homeland Security provides a fine resource for any engineer interested in deploying laser and optronic technologies in the field, including in warfare. Various low-intensity conflict scenarios are covered in a treatise that considers these technologies as they relate to Homeland Security operations, evaluating these electronics for anyone specializing in defense electronics and maintaining such equipment.

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