LxSix Photonics

LxSix Photonics

March 26, 2007 16:23 ET

LxSix Wins Contract to Demonstrate Fiber Optic In-Ground Sensing to U.S. Department of Defense

CHATSWORTH, CALIFORNIA--(CCNMatthews - March 26, 2007) - LxSix Photonics, the developer of revolutionary optical sensing solutions for applications in defense, oil and gas and other complex environments, was recently awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract for a viability demonstration of in-ground fiber optic sensor system. LxSix's technology will be evaluated for its ability to monitor long stretches of territory to detect, classify and locate explosions, improvised explosive device (IED) placement and border intrusions, including human and vehicle movements.

"This is a major milestone for LxSix," said Jim Andersen, President, LxSix Systems Inc., receiving the award after such a highly-competitive selection process reaffirms that we are recognized as a key player in this growing market. Our system, called LxSentry™ is a revolutionary fiber optic perimeter security system which replaces the expensive, unreliable, bulky electronic sensors used in existing conventional perimeter security systems with small, low cost, ultra-reliable fiber optic sensors."

The sensor portion of the LxSentry™ system consists of a uniform diameter, rugged, low cost fiber optic sensor cable, up to 25 km in length, designed to be buried around a perimeter to be monitored. Every inch of the cable is acoustically sensitive ensuring that there are no gaps in coverage, and a single cable can include hundreds of discrete detection zones to pinpoint the location of the disturbance.

"Our optical sensing technology was developed for complex applications such as homeland security, and we have refined its ability to detect, pinpoint and classify noise and vibrations. LxSentry™ is the only fiber optic perimeter security system that provides a clean, high fidelity reproduction (including the spectral content) of each detected event. This makes LxSix unique in its ability to apply sophisticated state-of-the-art acoustic signal processing techniques to detect, locate, and classify intrusion events".

LxSix has pioneered the use of fiber optics to develop sensing technology that offers speed, sensitivity, compactness and light weight for monitoring critical security perimeters and critical infrastructures such as harbors, borders, airports, tunnels, dams, high-rises, nuclear reactors, railways, transmission towers, power grids and pipelines.

About LxSix

Founded in 2001, LxSix Photonics is a privately held company leading the way in new photonic processes and manufacturing technology for advanced optical applications. LxSix Photonics, established manufacturer of FBG optical components and pigtail assemblies for the telecommunication industry, also designs and manufactures distributed, multi-function optical sensor solutions for complex and harsh environments specifically addressing the needs of the oil and gas industry.

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