Space Based Infrared System

SDL was a member of the team led by SpectrumAstro/Northrop Grumman to support the study phase of the SBIRS Low orbit constellation. SDL was responsible for sensor design work and calibration planning for the SBIRS Low constellation infrared sensors. SDL had three major tasks:

  • Long Wave Scene and Target Generator with SSG, Inc. (pictured right)
  • LWIR DX Pathfinder Sensor to support a ground demonstration
  • General support of the SpectrumAstro team in the areas of focal plane arrays, calibration, cryogenics, and contamination