Thales had eight patents in robotics during Q1 2024. Thales SA filed a patent for an omnidirectional optronic system with two perpendicular axes of rotation for an aircraft targeting pod, featuring an imaging channel and a laser channel that split and emit out in parallel. GlobalData’s report on Thales gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Thales grant share with robotics as a theme is 62% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Omnidirectional optronic system having two rotation axes (Patent ID: US20240060748A1)

The patent filed by Thales SA describes an omnidirectional optronic system for an aircraft targeting pod, featuring two perpendicular axes of rotation, a carrier axis, and a carried axis. The system includes an imaging channel and a laser channel, with specific components like reflective surfaces, expanders, deflectors, and compensators to manipulate the laser beam path and imaging capabilities. The system allows for precise targeting and imaging functions with controlled aberrations and magnification levels.

Additionally, the patent claims detail various configurations and components of the omnidirectional optronic system, such as rotatable stages for adjusting the line of sight, specific magnification values for the afocal Kepler device, and the use of different optical elements like lenses, mirrors, Risley prisms, and dioptric components. The system is designed for integration into various platforms, including combat aircraft, drones, ships, land vehicles, and boats, showcasing its versatility and applicability across different domains. Overall, the patent highlights a sophisticated and precise optronic system for enhanced targeting and imaging capabilities in aerospace and defense applications.

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