As Lockheed Martin’s infrared (IR) center of excellence, Santa Barbara Focalplane (SBF) develops and manufactures focal plane arrays (FPAs) that deliver high-resolution imagery in real-time, integrated dewar cooler assemblies (IDCAs) for high-performance sensors, and camera cores that offer big-sensor performance in compact and low-SWAP configurations.
An IDCA consists of a focal plane enclosed in a dewar and integrated with a cooler (the dewar seals the FPA so it can be cryogenically cooled). SBF’s IDCAs are suitable for small, hand-held and drone applications and robust systems designed for the rigors of space and super-sonic tactical flight environments.
Our IDCAs, powered by proprietary nBn IR and digital read-out integrated circuit (ROIC) technologies, run at much higher operating temperatures, compared to traditional indium antimonide (InSb) solutions. We also have designs suitable for InSb and long-wave detectors.
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