About Us: The History of SWIR Imaging
Sensors Unlimited, Inc. is now part of UTC Aerospace Systems.
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs.
In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems was formed by combining two industry leaders, Hamilton Sundstrand and Goodrich, creating an organization with key positions on a wide range of aircraft flying today and substantial content on various UAVs, satellites and ground and naval vehicles.
Sensors Unlimited, Inc. was acquired by Goodrich Corporation on November 1, 2005. Sensors Unlimited has become the world’s leading manufacturer of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) photodiodes, arrays, and cameras for near-infrared (NIR) and shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging applications.
Originally founded in 1991 as an advanced research and development company, Sensors Unlimited, Inc. quickly grew to become a major supplier of InGaAs technology, products, and shortwave IR imaging solutions.
Now as Sensors Unlimited Inc., a UTC Aerospace Systems company, the facility features an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing plant occupying over 20,000 square feet and includes Class 100 clean rooms, and a III-V foundry with an MOCVD epitaxial growth wafer fab. Products built on our proprietary InGaAs platform are SWIR cameras, 1- and 2- dimensional focal plane arrays (FPAs), extended wavelength response InGaAs image sensors, plus UTC Aerospace Systems has the resources to custom design structures and devices for a variety of customer requirements. Current deployments include laser tracking for weapons and communication systems, covert and fixed site surveillance, ground and air UV payloads, gimbal sensor assemblies, night vision and free space communications. Other applications for InGaAs technologies and imaging systems include near-infrared spectroscopy, security and surveillance, linescan inspection, process control, laser beam profiling, microscopy, art inspection and astronomy.
The SUI management team has a combined total of over 75 years experience in the infrared detector industry, making us ready for any shortwave or near infrared imaging challenge. In addition, our highly experienced engineering staff consistently looks to push our technology to the next level, of whom forty-four percent hold an advanced degree. Along with employees, SUI confidence is rooted in its intellectual property portfolio, which holds over 15 patents in InGaAs technology.
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