Santa Barbara, CA

At Santa Barbara Focalplane, Seeing is Believing   ___


As Lockheed Martin’s infrared (IR) sensor center of excellence, Santa Barbara Focalplane designs and produces industry-leading sensors that guide the world’s most advanced platforms—from advanced tactical fighters to satellites in high orbit.


(805) 571-2300

336 Bollay Drive
Goleta, CA  93117
Meet the Team That’s Inventing the Future   ___


Launched in the heart of Santa Barbara’s “Infrared Valley” in 1985, Santa Barbara Focalplane was the first company in the industry to build a high-resolution IR sensor with the speed to capture a hummingbird frozen in flight.

Today we develop and manufacture imaging IR systems that deliver high-resolution imagery in real-time, and single, multi-band and multi-spectral sensor cores. From the open skies to outer space, we’re helping our customers solve their most challenging problems.


Hummingbird ABF
Apr 11, 2019
An integrated dewar cooler assembly (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).
Apr 11, 2019
Santa Barbara Focalplane (SBF) is a premier supplier of single, multi-band and multi-spectral sensor core subsystems.
Apr 09, 2019
Santa Barbara Focalplane (SBF) offers a diverse selection of off-the-shelf and custom-built focal plane arrays (FPAs).
Community Outreach   ___


We continuously seek out opportunities to give back to the community that has given those of us at Lockheed Martin so much.

  • Our volunteers support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities. These include partnerships with local chapters of Girls Inc. and United Way, as well as area schools.
  • We team with organizations like Relay for Life and Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) to raise funds and awareness for community health.
  • Our employees serve in leadership positions with area STEM and community organizations, including First Robotics, Girls Inc., 4-H and United Way.
United Way of Santa Barbara County
Directions   ___


  • 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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