At Santa Barbara Focalplane (SBF), Lockheed Martin’s infrared (IR) center of excellence, seeing is believing. SBF develops and manufactures focal plane arrays (FPAs) that deliver high-resolution imagery in real-time, integrated dewar cooler assemblies for high-performance sensors, and camera cores that offer big-sensor performance in compact and low-SWAP configurations.
SBF offers a diverse selection of off-the-shelf and custom-built FPAs. Our revolutionary nBn FPA and high-speed digital read-out integrated circuit (ROIC) technologies are the foundation of our advanced sensor offerings.
Lockheed Martin's 360-Degree Pilot Visual System Completes First Flight On Bell V-280 Valor
An SBF FPA is at the core of Lockheed Martin’s Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor (PDAS) sensor. PDAS is the first tactical installation of a multi-functional DAS system for Army aviation. Video courtesy of Bell.