SJOS Signs Contract with AFRL to Develop Lightweight Infrared Search and Track Sensor
June 6, 2016
St. Johns Optical Systems (SJOS) is pleased to announce the signing of a Phase I SBIR with the Air Force Research Laboratory for the development of a Lightweight Infrared Search and Track (IRST) System for use on an air-launched, air-recoverable platform. SJOS has been working with L-3 Communications (L3-Com) to develop several classes of airborne IRST sensors in response to increased interest in IRST technologies by the USAF and USN.
SJOS has teamed with L3-Com (who will subcontract to SJOS in this SBIR submission) to provide technical trade studies, performance modeling, cost analysis, and candidate architectures to result in the highest performing, lowest cost, smallest size-weight-power (SWaP) IRST System design. Although SJOS is a relatively new company, SJOS infrared engineers are some of the best in the nation and L3-Com focal planes and product transitions are world class. Our team has worked together successfully on the shipboard CESARS program, on which L3-Com won both the SPECCS and MEIRCAT products, where SJOS will provide the VisNIR sensors.
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