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  • Goodrich to Develop Night-Vision Technology

Photonics Spectra
Oct 2007
Goodrich Corp. of Charlotte, N.C., has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue developing indium gallium arsenide visible and shortwave infrared focal plane arrays for use in passive night-vision imaging systems. The second phase of the project will focus on improving resolution and on making the imager more sensitive, allowing for improved night-vision capabilities.

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