EMCORE gets four-year contract by Raytheon to supply fiber-optic gyroscopes

The FOG modules will be used in airborne optical targeting systems for aircraft, UAVs, and gun systems.

EMCORE (Alhambra, CA; NASDAQ: EMKR), which among other things makes indium phosphide (InP) mixed-signal optical chips, components, and systems for fiber-optic communications, has been awarded a long-term contract valued at $18 million over a four-year period to supply high-performance fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) modules to Raytheon (Waltham, MA) for use in airborne optical targeting systems. EMCORE has previously delivered more than 1000 units of its custom closed-loop, single-axis FOGs to Raytheon and will ship more units this year and over the remaining term of the agreement.

The FOG modules to be delivered are EMCORE's tethered gyros that have separate electronics and sensor modules to allow for differing installation conditions. The performance specifications of these FOGs are well-suited for platform stabilization in camera systems used for optical targeting in aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and gun systems.

EMCORE's mixed-signal optics technology at the heart of its broadband transmission products is an integral part of the company's fiber-optic gyros and military communications links. EMCORE has vertically integrated manufacturing capability at its InP wafer fabrication facility at its headquarters in Alhambra.

For more information, see www.emcore.com.

Source: EMCORE

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