Custom Target Projectors:
Santa Barbara Infrared’s expertise is in the design of high-end electro-optical test equipment. SBIR’s engineering department can design the optics, along with IR, visible, or laser sources to properly test virtually any customer’s system.
Custom systems can include:
•Clear aperture sizes up to 30” in diameter (larger diameters are available)
•Focal lengths up to 225” (larger focal lengths are available)
•Adjustment for through-focus testing and testing focus at range
•Combined I-Squared/NIR/IR stimulus for broadband testing
•Laser beam characterization, range verification and receiver sensitivity
•Spectral response measurement
Below are just a few examples of application-specific test systems that SBIR has designed. Contact SBIR for applications assistance, engineering design, and fabrication for your electro-optics test requirements.
The Model 13792 target projectors are built around SBIR’s versatile modular (MTC-930) collimator. This collimator has a 9″ diameter 30″ focal length primary mirror, and is built into a lightweight, rugged, stable, carbon fiber housing with a 7″ diameter clear exit aperture. It can be configured for either standard emissive target or reflective target applications (see SBIR’s Targets page for more information about reflective targets).
Model 13323 dual blackbody, all reflective background IR target projector is used to characterize WFOV IR sensor systems. It features a broadband, 3 to 14 micron range, reflective IR target technology for the most accurate and stable differential targets, controlled background radiance, a 5º FOV with 36º uniform background.
The 13383 test bench system is configured specifically for characterizing the performance of IR and visible sensors and performing multi-sensor boresighting (IR to Visible to Laser).
The design of the test bench is similar to many other test systems that SBIR has manufactured. The test bench includes a broadband collimator, precision differential blackbody, uniform large area visible source, 16 position motorized target wheel and manual micrometer driven range simulation platform.
The Model 13386 is designed to support high accuracy co-boresight measurement and performance of Visible, IR and Laser sub-systems mounted on a common platform. The 13386 is a fully integrated test system that includes a 12” clear aperture, 60” Newtonian collimator, camera based boresight module, differential blackbody with visible illuminator, visible source, target wheel and an adjustable focus/range platform. The NIR camera that is included in the boresight module also functions as a laser beam profiler to support laser spatial measurements.
The Model 13158 is a fully integrated test system used to verify the performance of infrared imaging systems. The 13158 is a thermally stable system specifically designed for use in a depot/field environment where the ambient temperature can vary widely.
The Model 13158 consists of three major components: Model 15166 athermal collimator, a differential blackbody source and a Model 316 target wheel.
The Model 13432 is a fully integrated test bench used to automatically characterize and verify the performance of IR and Vis/NIR/SWIR systems. The 13432 incorporates many SBIR standard products and modified standard products with a highly sophisticated optical system into a design that will provide the most advanced testing capability available. At the heart of the system is a 30 inch diameter, 29 inch clear aperture, 225 inch focal length broadband (0.4 to 14 microns) all reflective collimator. A 16 position automated target wheel is located at focus of the collimator. A differential blackbody and Vis/NIR/SWIR integrating sphere source are beam combined behind the target wheel to provide uniform fused target illumination of the targets in the target wheel.