metaAIR™ — Premium Laser Protection
metaAIR™ is a premium product that provides vision protection against laser strikes. It is a dielectric (non-metallic) optical metamaterial filter which has been scientifically engineered to provide laser protection. metaAIR™ has been created from polymer materials using nano-patterned designs which are engineered to interact with incoming light, to block and deflect it.
In 2014 MTI’s Lamda Guard division signed an agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus to test its breakthrough innovation designed to deflect unwanted bright light or laser sources from impacting jetliner flight paths and causing pilot disorientation or injury. In 2017 MTI announced a new agreement with Airbus to co-develop and commercialize metaAIR
“We are very pleased to explore together the potential application of this solution to our aircraft, for the benefit of our customers.”
-Yann Barbaux, Airbus Chief Innovation Officer
“We know from facts and conversations with clients that cockpit illuminations are real, immediate and increasing in frequency, and metaAIR will benefit our customers. We also see an increasing number of possible applications for metaAIR, beyond the commercial aircraft division.”
-Pascal Andrei, Vice President, Chief Product Security Officer at Airbus
metaAIR™ is neutral in color and can be used at both night or day. It has a high visual light transmittance that allows users to see instruments and surroundings as they would naturally.
metaAIR™ can be produced in sheets or meter-scale rolls. It can be adhesively applied to existing surfaces, or embedded within new surfaces or transparencies of any kind.
metaAIR™ is a lightweight, flexible, optical filter. It can be applied to flat, cylindrical, or spherically-shaped surfaces.
No matter the size of your surface, metaAIR™ can be applied to existing surfaces or new ones.
metaAIR™ can be applied to protective eyewear, glasses, retractable visors, windshields and optical sensors such as Electro-Optical & Infrared sensors, night vision goggles and periscopes.
ULTRAVIOLET (UV) PROTECTION
metaAIR can offer up to 99% protection from harmful UV rays from the sun.
In 2014, Frost & Sullivan awarded MTI the Global Product Leadership Award for Lamda Guard metaAIR™.