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Santa Barbara Focalplane is a world leader in developing and manufacturing infrared focal plane array (FPA) detectors and sensor cores.

SBF makes high-resolution FPAs for land-, air- and space-based systems. An FPA is a light-sensing device that generates infrared imagery.

SBF’s digital read-out integrated circuits convert FPA inputs into real-time digital data. With the FPA, they deliver high-resolution infrared imagery

A dewar seals the FPA so it can be cryogenically cooled. This dewar is part of Lockheed Martin’s Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod.

An infrared image of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., captured by SBF’s 5 megapixel infrared camera.

Telephone:
805-803-2300

Address:

336 Bollay Drive
Goleta, CA  93117

Launched in the heart of Santa Barbara’s “Infrared Valley” in 1985, Lockheed Martin Santa Barbara Focalplane (SBF) pioneered the development of breakthrough focal plane arrays and digital read-out integrated circuits that provide unmatched image quality for sensor suppliers. Today, SBF designs and manufactures industry-leading infrared subsystems spanning multiple wavelengths.

SBF provides infrared systems for multiple Lockheed Martin products, including the F-22 Missile Launch Detector, the F-35 Lightning II Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS), the Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) and the AH-1Z Target Sight System. It also provides IR solutions to other aerospace companies, and advanced ground, aerial and space sensors to government labs and other customers.

SBF was one of eleven MFC facilities selected as a recipient of the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence and quality achievement. It received the James S. Cogswell Award for Superior Industrial Security in 2014, the most prestigious honor in the industrial security field. And in 2015 its contributions to the community were recognized when the United Way of Santa Barbara County presented it with its Community Impact Organization of the Year award.

Directions/Policy

  • Turn left when you exit the airport
  • Continue to the first stoplight (at intersection of Fairview Ave. and Hollister Ave.). 
  • Turn left onto Hollister Ave.
  • Continue about 3 miles to the intersection of Hollister Ave. and Storke Road (to the 4th stop light).
  • Turn left onto Storke Road
  • Turn left onto Bollay Drive (the first street past the shopping center)
  • Bollay Drive turns to the right and ends in a cul-de-sac.
  • Santa Barbara Focalplane is at 336 Bollay Drive (the end of the cul-de-sac).

Environmental, Safety and Health Policy
The Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) Policy of Missiles and Fire Control is to operate our facilities in a regulatory compliant, responsible manner that protects the environment and surrounding communities, commits to pollution prevention and prevention of occupational injury and ill health, conserves natural resources, and provides a safe and healthful workplace for employees, contractors and visitors. The policy requires employees to:

  • Integrate ESH considerations into strategic business decisions, engineering design, procurement, facilities management and production. 
  • Continually improve the environmental aspects and safety and health performance of our business and incorporate establish and review ESH goals in applicable performance measurements.
  • Cultivate ESH responsibility by all employees at all organizational levels and those who work on behalf of and under the control of the company.

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