News | March 12, 2007

Northrop Grumman Selects Goodrich Shortwave Infrared Technology For Custom Camera Development

Source: Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems
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Camera will be used by the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems program

Princeton, NJ — Northrop Grumman Laser Systems business unit has selected Goodrich Corporation to design and manufacture a boresight monitoring camera subsystem to be used in a Multi-Function Laser (MFL) for Future Combat Systems — the U.S. Army's premier modernization program comprised of a family of unmanned air platforms, together with manned and unmanned ground systems, linked by a network. The boresight cameras will be used to track and align lasers at multiple wavelengths on the MFL. Goodrich will begin development immediately and expects to deliver the technology in early 2007.

According to Goodrich Vice President and General Manager of its SUI team, Dr. Marshall Cohen, "Our team will modify, combine and enhance the functionality of two of its commercially available Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) cameras, resulting in a single unit that will meet the Army's requirements. By leveraging our proprietary technology, we will develop a new boresight camera that will be smaller, require less power and offer superior operational capabilities over currently available SWIR cameras."

Goodrich's SUI team (Sensors Unlimited Inc), based in Princeton, NJ, has pioneered the design and production of SWIR cameras and systems utilizing advanced Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology for industrial, commercial, military, agricultural and scientific markets. For additional information on InGaAs-based shortwave infrared imaging detectors, arrays and systems, please visit www.oss.goodrich.com/sui.

Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information visit http://www.goodrich.com.

SOURCE: Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems

Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems