The RTB 3000 Detector Test Bench from Santa Barbara Infrared (SBIR) is a flexible integrated IR detector test station for evaluation of single element detectors, linear arrays, and focal plane arrays. The RTB 3000 provides the radiometric stimulus necessary to perform accurate IR detector testing in both laboratory and production environments.

The SBIR system is designed to be integrated with most data acquisition systems to perform the automated tests and analysis required for complete detector characterization. Alternately, the RTB 3000 can interface with the user’s own detector support electronics to perform detector testing and analysis.

The blackbody sources and optics of the RTB 3000 are designed to be quickly and accurately reconfigured for flood-mode, focused-mode and collimated-mode testing. Tests such as MTF, crosstalk, spot scan, and D* are easily performed with excellent accuracy and repeatability.

The RTB 3000 allows rapid set up and simple documentation of the test configuration, yielding accurate, consistent test results. This integrated approach removes many of the errors associated with set up and alignment of multiple test configurations.