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.