"The center provides a unique collaborative setting for Lockheed Martin technologists. We’re building on decades of experience in optical payloads, and now we will use a fully digital environment that links all stages of development to accelerate collaboration. We’re connecting with our best of industry partners, government labs and universities to advance payloads and rapidly mature technologies, such as digital focal plane technologies, directed energy lasers, ladar systems and specialized lens and mirror research. We’re driving all aspects of our optical payload technology into the future through the use of the Digital Tapestry."
~Thomas Malko, vice president of Engineering & Technology
The Future of Optics has Arrived
Our approach to developing optical technologies unites expertise and accelerates ideas. Learn more about optical payloads and how this center of excellence works in this Q&A with Eric Johnson, the center’s director.
Case Study: Small Sat, Big Difference
Lockheed Martin not only works to improve optical technology but the entire life cycle of development. From analysis to production and testing, we maximize digital and virtual reality systems to accelerate solutions. For example, NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph went from concept to payload completion in just 36 months.