By Company (BAE Systems)


September 2018

BAE Systems Reorganizes Commercial Uncooled Core BusinessPREMIUM

BAE Systems (Lexington, Massachusetts; Nashua, New Hampshire) is reorganizing its commercial uncooled core business. The responsibility for marketing and sales of uncooled VOx cores is now in Lexington at the location of the company’s uncooled foundry.

July 2018

Army Moves Fast to Implement ENVG-B as Follow-on to ENVG IIIPREMIUM

ENVG-B (Enhanced  Night Vision Goggle – B), an enhanced version of ENVG III, will work together with the Family of Weapon Sights – Individual (FWS-I) or can be used independently. It will replace ENVG-III.

June 2018

Start-Up Copious Imaging Taking Digital-pixel Readouts to New LevelPREMIUM

Copious Imaging (Lexington, Massachusetts), a spin-off of MIT Lincoln Labs, intends to transform infrared Read-out Integrated Circuits (ROICs) by not only placing a small low-power analog-to-digital converter at each pixel to form a DROIC (Digital-pixel ROIC) but also provide each pixel with computational capability to produce "Computational Pixel Imagers."

August 2017

DARPA Reimagine Program Makes Over $5 Million in AwardsPREMIUM

Revolutionizing FPA Architecture

November 2016

October 2016

Crew-Served Weapon Sight (FWS-CS) Awards Made to DRS and BAE SystemsPREMIUM

Another Step in Ramping up Uncooled Sensors

August 2016

DARPA WIRED Program Aims to Move Infrared Detectors to a New LevelPREMIUM

Multi-megapixel infrared imaging at room temperature for wafer-level scalable FPAs at low-cost

June 2016

APS Systems: A Future Big Market for Infrared FPAs?PREMIUM

Active Protection Systems (APS) for armored vehicles are becoming a necessity as rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-armor munitions become more effective against even the best armor. In APS systems an incoming round is detected and tracked and a counter munition is fired to destroy the round before it can damage the vehicle.

In the most recent systems, infrared FPAs are being used.

May 2016

St. Johns Optical Licenses Lead Selenide Detector FPA TechnologiesPREMIUM

Solution deposited and thermal vapor deposited.

March 2016

February 2016

November 2015

October 2015

Northrop Grumman Wins CIRCM AwardPREMIUM

And a Big Win for Selex ES MCT FPAs

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

February 2015

January 2015

November 2014

September 2014

June 2014

BAE Systems Introduces Small-Pixel VOx Microbolometer CorePREMIUM

Seeks Re-entry Into Commercial Market

April 2014

December 2013

October 2013

Company BriefsPREMIUM

 

July 2013

April 2013

December 2012

November 2012

July 2012

May 2012

December 2011

August 2011

July 2011

DARPA Funding Tiny, Low-Cost Uncooled FPAs and Camera CoresPREMIUM

Pushing Uncooled Infrared Toward a Cell Phone Model

June 2011

Company BriefsPREMIUM

 

March 2011

Company BriefsPREMIUM

 

February 2011

Company BriefsPREMIUM

 

January 2011

Company BriefsPREMIUM

 

October 2010

July 2010

Putting 200 Million Pixels on TargetPREMIUM

Lockheed Martin Wins ARGUS–IR Contract

BAE Systems to Reorganize in U.S.PREMIUM

The Effect on Infrared Operations

June 2010

April 2010

March 2010

January 2010

Company BriefsPREMIUM

 

December 2009

November 2009

Army Makes a Second Laser Targeting Locator Module (LTLM) AwardPREMIUM

Northrop Grumman Wins with its Mark VIIE

September 2009

Pushing Uncooled Detector Technology to Its LimitsPREMIUM

Smaller Pixels and Larger Formats

June 2009

Soldiers Test Digital Enhanced Night Vision GogglesPREMIUM

Comparing ENVG(D) and ENVG(O)

May 2009

U.S. Defense Budget to Undergo Big ChangesPREMIUM

Their Effect on Infrared

December 2008

BAE Systems PbSe DevelopmentPREMIUM

Company Pursues Military, Commercial Markets

November 2008

Axsys Expands OperationsPREMIUM

Increases Product Offerings

October 2008

August 2008

BAE Systems Developing Wide Field-of-View Airborne Surveillance System for AWAPSSPREMIUM

The system is making use of custom-designed FPAs

Space Based IR Sensor Program Morphs to Next PhasePREMIUM

The Alternative Infrared Satellite System (AIRSS) program has become a follow-on to SBIRS High

July 2008

Multiple Kill Vehicle Seeker Development Moves to Next PhasePREMIUM

The Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV) program for developing a robust mid-course ballistic missile interceptor is moving to a prototype seeker that will be able to track multiple targets and then guide multiple kill vehicles to destroy them.

 

June 2008

Lead Salts Make a ComebackPREMIUM

Imaging lead salt FPAs are poised to make a comeback for niche military applications after having almost disappeared from view.

Last month the U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman (Rolling Meadows) a 20 month $6.1 million contract to continue development on a two-color uncooled, midwave, Lead Selenide (PbSe) Passive Infrared Cueing System (PICS).

May 2008

April 2008

The Race to 17 Micron PixelsPREMIUM

Manufacturers of uncooled microbolometers are racing to develop and introduce focal plane arrays with 17 micron pixels. The smaller size pixels are seen by producers as a way to differentiate their products and as a path to lower cost and higher volume markets.

February 2008

BAE Systems Opens New Sensor Development CenterPREMIUM

BAE Systems is opening a new 33,000 square foot electro-optics/infrared Sensor Technology Design Center to support military products based on the company’s VOx microbolometers.

January 2008

BAE Systems Tests AALCPREMIUM

BAE Systems has completed the first test of an autonomous landing system intended for large mobility and transport aircraft. The test demonstrated the system’s ability to enhance pilot vision in a simulated zero-visibility landing scenario.

November 2007

BAE Systems Wins CROWS II Uncooled SightsPREMIUM

BAE Systems Infrared Imaging Systems has been awarded a five-year IDIQ contract for up to 6,500 uncooled TIM1500 modules for use in the CROWS II (Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station) made by Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS.

September 2007

DRS Seeks End to TWS ProblemsPREMIUM

DRS Technologies is seeking to put an end to its Thermal Weapon Sight woes after having suspended shipments of TWS II for over five months due to a boresighting problem.

BAE Systems Wins Digital ENVGPREMIUM

BAE Systems Infrared Imaging Systems has won an advanced technology demonstration award for the Digital Enhanced Night Vision Goggle, ENVG(D).

July 2007

TWS II Bridge AwardsPREMIUM

The U.S. Army has awarded contracts for the Thermal Weapon Sight II (TWS) Bridge, which is the largest uncooled program to date.

February 2007

Company BriefsPREMIUM

 

December 2006

Uncooled with 17 µm PixelsPREMIUM

The U.S. Army’s effort to keep pushing the performance of uncooled sensor technology is again bearing fruit. All four contractors developing ultra-small pixel uncooled microbolometers have demonstrated 640 x 480 focal plane arrays with 17 µm pixels in thermal weapon sights.

August 2006

Company BriefsPREMIUM

 

July 2006

BAE Systems Wins DAS ContractPREMIUM

BAE Systems E&IS Sensor Systems has been awarded a $6.1 million 21-month contract to develop a DAS (Distributed Aperture System) for U.S. Army combat vehicles. The system is intended to provide the driver and crew members of armored vehicles with unprecedented situational awareness.

May 2006

BAE Systems IRIS Gets Qualified for TWSPREMIUM

The Thermal Weapon Sights (TWS) made by BAE Systems IR Imaging Systems have completed qualification testing by the U.S. Army.

February 2006

Prelude to TWS IIIPREMIUM

Although the U.S. Army’s TWS II program using high performance 25 µm pixel uncooled VOx microbolometers (640 x 480 and 320 x 240) is just getting started, the next-generation, with 17 µm pixels is already getting underway. Under a program funded by PEO Soldier and with the technical monitoring of the Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate, four companies have been selected to develop 640 x 480 microbolometers with 17 µm pixels and deliver two Thermal Weapon Sights and two thermal imaging modules.

Coast Guard SeeCoast to Extend Port ProtectionPREMIUM

The U.S. Coast Guard’s SeeCoast port surveillance program is adding infrared and electro-optic cameras to the Port Security and Monitoring System so as to detect, classify and track vessels.

January 2006

Uncooled B-kit in Phase IIPREMIUM

The U.S. Army’s effort to develop standard interchangeable imaging modules based on uncooled VOx microbolometers went into Phase II with the awarding of contracts to BAE Systems Infrared Imaging Systems, DRS Infrared Technologies and Raytheon Vision Systems in September 2005. Under Phase II of the Uncooled B-Kit (UBK) program, the emphasis is on 640 x 480 pixel imaging modules.

ARL and BAE Systems Team on T2SL FPAsPREMIUM

Researchers from the Army Research Laboratory, ARL are teaming with BAE Systems under the Advanced Sensor Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) program to make mid-wave Type II Superlattice (T2SL) focal plane arrays. The semiconductor layers (InAs on a GaSb substrate) were grown by ARL and the FPA processing and hybridization to an Indigo ISC9809 read-out IC (ROIC) were carried out at BAE Systems.