Princeton Infrared receives $1M award to develop uncooled SWIR camera

Sept. 17, 2021
The award from the Air Force Armament Directorate will fund the development of a 640 × 512 uncooled SWIR camera integrated with BAE Systems’ Open Seeker Architecture for low cost targeting and tracking applications.

Princeton Infrared Technologies (Monmouth Junction, NJ), which specializes in indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology and shortwave-infrared (SWIR) linescan cameras, visible-SWIR science cameras, and 1D and 2D imaging arrays, has received a $1 million, 1-year award from the Air Force Armament Directorate to fund the development of a 640 × 512 uncooled SWIR camera integrated with BAE Systems’ Open Seeker Architecture (OSA) for low cost targeting and tracking applications. 

Princeton Infrared Technologies will modify the camera form factor to fit on a glide munition, and will work with the Air Force Armament Directorate to begin integrating the OSA-compliant SWIR prototype camera and to conduct tower and captive carry tests to demonstrate the advance capabilities.

Martin H. Ettenberg, Ph.D., president of Princeton Infrared Technologies, explains that the integration of the two technologies will allow targeting of stationary and moving targets in GPS-denied areas for various types of munitions.

Source: Princeton Infrared Technologies press release

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