how does laser seeker works


Traditional Semi Active Laser (SAL) guided munitions use 4-quadrant (4Q) seekers to detect the designator’s laser spot. Shilat’s revolutionary technology replaces the 4Q sensor (basically a camera with 4 pixels) with a high-resolution image sensor. This approach overcomes many of the drawbacks of legacy seekers, and brings laser guidance into munitions of wide circulation.

Shilat’s innovative technology enables automatic detection of time-encoded light signals by a Silicon Image Sensor (CCD or CMOS)

Compatible to Nato STANAG 3733 pulsed laser designators, 
can be operated with Shilat's low cost CW laser designators.

Our technology brings laser guidance into munitions of wide circulation such as mortars, shoulder-launched munitions etc., eliminates the need for gimbals

Our seeker was selected by the IDF for its laser guided 120mm mortars



•  Enables stiff-neck (strapdown) laser seeker configuration
•  Low cost:
     –  Based on CCD or CMOS silicon image sensors
     –  Supporting large FOV without gimbals
•  Legacy compatibility with pulsed laser designators, and support for 

future CW laser designators
•  High sensitivity: 10-15x better than 4Q, higher detection ranges (2-3x) vs 4Q
•  Exact target location allowing accurate, “smooth” guidance
•  Spot(s) shape analysis supporting smart guidance decisions
•  Saturation immunity enables tracking until last few meters
•  Can be used as a combined “Laser/TV Seeker”

How does the laser seeker works