Ziv-Av designs OptiDefense’ high precision laser-cannon to shoot drones
OptiDefense “Light Blade” is a laser-based defense system that is capable of destroying next-generation combat drones in a short-range.
OptiDefense developed the physics of the product and approached Ziv-Av to provide a complete design including a fully equipped platform that would support the laser and optical bench along with a pan and tilt mechanism to move the laser cannon.
Ziv-Av’s engineering experts provided the design of the platform to hold the laser and mirrors as well as developed the mechanism for guiding the motion of the laser cannon. Ziv-Av’s design featured a mechanical system that would guide the cannon in 2 axes to accurately bring down drones in any direction.
Ziv-Av’s specialists achieved great precision for the laser path. Ziv-Av designed and built highly accurate mechanics, keeping the optic path from deviating even under severe conditions ─ accomplishing a perfect and inexpensive machine with low cost-per-shot.
Ziv-Av provided a multidisciplinary turnkey solution from designe to prototype production within a tight schedule of just five months
Ziv-Av’s multidisciplinary team worked in close collaboration to overcome all the challenges being faced by OptiDefense and provided an all-inclusive design. The design required extreme care for mounting optical elements and Ziv-Av’s expertise made it possible to achieve.
Ziv-Av proved its mettle in designing this sophisticated product with highly accurate temperature controls to avoid mirrors’ distortion as well as achieved a dust-tight system to avoid the dust penetration.
After achieving the design, Ziv-Av produced a prototype, meeting all of ‘OptiDefense’ requirements of sophisticated, accurate and cost-effective solution. Engineers used the prototype to fine-tune the design, ensuring the product would work perfectly.
With its versatile expertise, Ziv-Av met all of OptiDefense’s needs for a complete, multi-layered solution – from design to prototype production.
The experts on Ziv-Av’s versatile team bring diverse skills and perspectives to product development – from conceptual design, prototype production and beyond. Our cross-functional engineers deliver top notch, highly cost-effective solutions and reduce time-to-market.
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