Advanced PhotonixÂ has integrated its photodiode detector technology into some of the worldâ€™s most prevalent guided missile systems.Â Our extensive design and manufacturing capabilities allow us to create ultra-sensitive, high-performance and robust sensor modules that meet the demanding requirements of todayâ€™s optically-guided missiles.
We fully understand the critical aspects of defense applications, including size, weight, performance and durability, and we know what it takes to build a detector subsystem that works all the time, every time.
Below is an example of how weÂ enabled a key customer to maximize the performance and reliability of its production volume guided missile:
A leading guided missile systems manufacturer relies on usÂ for critical components used in the worldâ€™s most modern ship self-defense weapon. Â Advanced PhotonixÂ supplies an optocoupler for the guidance module and an optical detector assembly for the laser-based proximity fuse. Â WeÂ have been successfully producing these subassemblies for over 20 years.
Recently, a critical material component of the detector became obsolete.Â On their own initiative, the Advanced PhotonixÂ Â engineering and detector fabrication teams leveraged over 25 years of detector fabrication experience and led the effort to identify and test a number of possible alternatives, finally settling on a new approach that exceeded the customers specified performance criteria. Â We proposed an innovative solution and received customer approval to implement a new and proprietary design improvement to the detector architecture.
The new design incorporating both features is now in full production with improved detector performance in several key areas.