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OSI Nabs $4M Optoelectronic Sensors Order

Photonics.com
Sep 2010
HAWTHRONE, Calif., Sept. 8, 2010 — OSI Systems Inc. announced recently that OSI Optoelectronics, a business within its optoelectronics and manufacturing division, received orders valued at approximately $4 million from a major aerospace company for optical sensors used in inertial guidance systems.

The systems are used for precision guidance and control for military and commercial aircrafts, helicopters, cruise missiles, satellites, space launch and military ground vehicles.

“OSI has provided key components in critical guidance applications for over twenty years and we are proud to develop photo sensor technology utilized in critical aerospace and defense applications,” said Deepak Chopra, CEO.

A vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components, OSI Systems’ products are utilized in homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace markets.

For more information, visit: www.osi-systems.com 



GLOSSARY
optoelectronics
A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
sensor
1. A generic term for detector. 2. A complete optical/mechanical/electronic system that contains some form of radiation detector.
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