View from aircraft equipped with sensors for surveillance.

Integrated Systems and Concepts

We focus on rapidly developing and then field-testing innovative sensor systems used by the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, and other U.S. government agencies to gather data for the persistent surveillance of wide areas in space and on the earth. To design and build prototypes of these systems, our staff leverage a broad range of technologies: electro-optics, infrared sensors, novel focal plane arrays, embedded processors, video analytics, and image processing. We work closely with the end users of systems to ensure that new systems provide high-quality, relevant information, and we are able to respond quickly to improve our systems to meet users' needs.

Featured Projects

The MASIVS sensor uses four focal planes.
An airborne system provides high-resolution wide-area video imagery and onboard data processing to enable real-time monitoring of suspicious human activity.
SensorSat was launched and deployed into orbit from this Minotaur IV rocket. Photo courtesy of Orbital ATK
A small satellite is providing imagery of a big swath of near-space.