New Stand-Alone Laser Sources from SBIR
Santa Barbara Infrared Inc. announces the new stand-alone Pulsed Laser Diode (PLD) Sources available at various wavelengths including 510 nm to 980 nm, 1064 nm, 1540 nm and 1570 nm. These sourc
provide a calibrated laser delivery system designed to support alignment and FOV tests of both laser receivers and detectors, and also alignment of quadrant detectors used in laser guided missiles. The PLD sources are designed to backlight pinholes and small resolution targets. These sources can also be used to test Minimum Detectable Signal (MDS) or receiver sensitivity and Minimum Trackable Signal (MTS). Control is manual via the front panel of the included 19" 2U PLD controller, or via Ethernet interface. These independent sources can be manually interchanged on a target projector common base plate, or they can be located on an automated source select slide with other IR and Visible
|SBIR 1.06 um Laser Source|
sources. The PLD source is intended as an illumination source for various sized pinhole targets.
Additionally, filters can be incorporated into the source to provide different minimum radiance ranges.
|Easily Add/Remove Filters |
SBIR Welcomes Fred King to Our Team!
Donald F. (Fred) King has recently joined the Santa Barbara Infrared team as Director of Engineering. Fred brings over 30 years of experience in IR imaging system and technology development to SBIR from Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) in Goleta, California, where he was the Technical Director/Chief Engineer for Tactical Products.
Fred started his career with Hughes Aircraft Company in 1982 with the Electro-Optical Systems group in El Segundo, CA. After establishing the Hughes Thermal Imaging Evaluation Facility, he shifted his focus towards the development of a newly-emerging class of high-performance IR imaging sensors based on staring focal plane arrays. In 1993, Fred's team demonstrated the world's first InSb 480 x 640 format (20 um pitch) MW Imaging sensor. This achievement led to a series of program awards for U.S Navy submarine periscopes and Navy/Marine aircraft sensors. including the AN/ASQ-228 ATFLIR for F/A-18 Hornet and the AN/AAQ-27A for the V-22 Osprey.
In 1997, Fred transferred to Hughes Santa Barbara Research Center (now Raytheon Vision Systems). After being recognized as a Raytheon Engineering Fellow in 2002, he served as RVS Technical Director for a series of U.S. Army programs to develop simultaneous dual-band (MWIR/LWIR) staring sensor components and sub-systems. These efforts culminated in the award to RVS of the Army's Third-Generation FLIR Engine (3-GFE) SDD contract to productize and qualify the engine for potential insertion into future Army systems.