AENIMA, Israel — The tool aena is still the hottest new thing in Israel, but as the price tag for the laser measuring tool, the laser scanning system and the sensor array that will make it work rises, some are questioning the future of the laser technology.
The Israel Aerospace Industries Corp. is planning to build a large-scale laser measuring device to measure the mass of metal, steel, concrete, plastic and aluminum at the same time, with a view to making it cheaper and easier to install.
The company said last week it plans to sell the device to an Israeli company that will use it to measure and analyze the mass and density of metal at an energy density of 5 megawatts per cubic meter, which is much more powerful than the power levels of the world’s largest laser scanners.
AENIME, which means “air, space, light” in Hebrew, is a small, light, ultra-sensitive laser scanner that uses infrared radiation to measure mass and energy density.
In the past, this type of sensor technology was used to help build nuclear reactors and airliners.
But it was not widely used in Israel until the mid-2000s when Israel’s then-President Shimon Peres, who was then the defense minister, launched a nationwide campaign to get laser scanners on the market.
After the election of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in 2006, the country’s technology industry took off.
A ENIME was among the first systems installed in the country.
The technology was later expanded to other industries, such as construction and engineering, to help meet demand.
But the industry is in a state of limbo.
There are no signs that the government is ready to make this technology commercially available.
In June, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the nation’s laser industry is going to go into a private sector incubator.
A year later, in July, he announced that there would be a national competition for a national laser measuring system.
But this is all part of a national effort to revive the technology and develop it in a manner that allows the country to achieve its energy independence goals.
“We don’t want to just be a nation of lasers.
We want to be a laser-producing nation, with laser-manufacturing capacity,” said Meir Tzahal, head of the Israeli laser industry, who is now in his 30s.
A national laser system has been a top goal for Israeli officials since the late 1990s, when Prime Minister Moshe Katsav said that Israel would be the first country in the world to manufacture the lasers needed to manufacture electricity.
Israel had a national lasers plant for several years, and the technology had been made possible thanks to cooperation between the government and the companies that manufactured the lasers.
Israel’s National Energy Administration has long been interested in the development of lasers and has worked with several companies.
But with the recent government-backed national laser program, there are concerns that the technology will continue to languish.
“The Israeli industry is a big industry.
We have a large number of suppliers and a lot of expertise in this industry.
So we have a lot to learn,” said Aida Yacoub, director of the national laser technology program at the Institute for Advanced Technologies.
But while the technology is still in its infancy, some believe the national effort is working.
“I think the national system is working,” said Naftali Shalev, who directs the Israeli Institute of Technology’s Center for Advanced Laser Science and Technology.
“But it is still too early to say if it is going in the right direction.”
Shalegv, like many others, sees the laser system as an important component of Israel’s energy independence goal, which he said is not achievable without making the country energy independent.
The nation needs energy to run its industries, and to do that, the energy needs to come from outside the country, he said.
The laser system can measure energy density, as well as the mass or mass ratio of a material, but the power required to make the system reliable is too high for a consumer to buy, said Shaleb.
He thinks the laser will be a major part of the countrys energy independence effort.
“This will help the national industry and will be of great value to the nation,” he said, adding that he believes the national program will lead to a nationwide laser system.
In fact, the Israeli government has been working on developing a national system for the last several years.
In 2013, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the government to establish a national project to develop a laser system capable of measuring mass, energy and density.
Shalevi said he believes this effort will be successful.
The national laser project is now underway, with the National Institute for Engineering and Applied Sciences (NIES) funding about $6 million of the cost of the project.
The project is funded by the NI