Metamaterial Technologies has developed a new premium holographic optical filter that has been optimized for flight. It offers an unbeatable combination of transparency, protection and color fidelity.
Metamaterial Technologies has been working to design and tailor a laser protection solution for aviation. In 2014, MTI entered Airbus Corporate Innovation’s Start-Up-2-Partner program to develop a solution to provide pilots protection from laser interference. With the support of the Airbus Aircraft Security team, the program evaluated, tested and tailored metaAIR®. Early in 2017, a new agreement was signed with Airbus and MTI for the validation, certification and commercialization of the product.
Laser strikes on commercial aircraft have risen over the years and laser pointers are increasing in power and decreasing in price. Lasers can distract and even harm pilots during critical phases of flight and can cause temporary visual impairment. In 2015 there were over 10,000 laser incidents reported to the FAA, the UK Civil Aviation Authority, and Transport Canada.
metaAIR can be used at both night or day. It has a high visual light transmittance.
metaAIR will be produced in sheets or meter-scale rolls.
metaAIR is a lightweight, flexible, optical filter.
metaAIR can be applied to existing surfaces or new ones.
metaAIR is can be used on windows and windscreens, protective eyewear, optical sensors and can be applied to almost any clear glass or plastic surface.
ULTRAVIOLET (UV) PROTECTION
metaAIR will offer up to 99% protection from harmful UV rays from the sun.