Close

Search

Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
share
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Sensors Unlimited to Make Imaging/Rangefinding Camera

Photonics.com
Jun 2003
PRINCETON, N.J., June 20 -- Sensors Unlimited Inc., a developer of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) technology, announced this week it has received a US Air Force contract to develop a high-frame-rate, high-bandwidth, low-noise focal plane array and camera for active tracking, wave front sensing, laser ranging, imaging and scoring. The Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency is providing the funding under a contract managed by the Air Force, the first phase of a 33-month program.

"For the first time, staring and ranging imaging will be possible with a single camera," said Marshall Cohen, president of Sensors Unlimited. "This pioneering, dual mode sensor/camera is made possible by Sensors Unlimited's patented technology that allows low-noise, high-sensitivity PIN photodiodes and high-speed, high-gain avalanche photodiodes to be fabricated within each pixel of the focal plane array. Despite sharing space within the pixel, each photodiode exhibits full optical fill factor."

The is for a six-month period, during which Sensors Unlimited will demonstrate its technical approaches for the advanced detector. If it is fully executed, the three-phase contract will total $3.7 million and will result in the delivery of two advanced cameras to the Air Force.

For more information, visit: www.sensorsinc.com


defenseDefense Missile Defense Agencyindium gallium arsenideInGaAsNews & FeaturesSensors & DetectorsSensors UnlimitedUS Air Force

Comments
Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top

Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2018 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA, info@photonics.com
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.