Originally founded in 1991 as an advanced research and development company, Sensors Unlimited, Inc. quickly grew to become a major supplier of InGaAs technology, products, and shortwave IR imaging solutions.
Now as a Collins Aerospace company, the team operates in an ISO 9001:2015 certified fabrication facility occupying over 97,000 square feet and that includes a III-V foundry with Class 100 clean rooms and state-of-the art processes such as our MOCVD epitaxial growth and detector formation. Products built on our proprietary InGaAs platform are SWIR cameras, 1- and 2- dimensional focal plane arrays (FPAs), extended wavelength response InGaAs image sensors, plus Collins Aerospace has the resources to custom design structures and devices for a variety of customer requirements. Current deployments include laser tracking for weapons and communication systems, covert and fixed-site surveillance, ground and air unmanned vehicle (UV) payloads, gimbal sensor assemblies, night vision and free space communications. Other applications for InGaAs technologies and imaging systems include near-infrared spectroscopy, security and surveillance, line-scan inspection, process control, laser beam profiling, microscopy, art inspection, and astronomy.
In 2018, Collins Aerospace was formed by combining two industry leaders, UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, creating an organization with key positions on a wide range of aircraft flying today and substantial content on various UAVs, satellites and ground and naval vehicles. Over the years, Sensors Unlimited has become the world’s leading manufacturer of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) photodiodes, arrays, and cameras for near-infrared (NIR) and shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging applications.
The SUI management team has a combined total of over 75 years’ experience in the infrared detector industry, making us ready for any shortwave or near infrared imaging challenge. In addition, our highly experienced engineering staff, forty-four percent of whom hold an advanced degree, strives continually to advance our technology to the next level. In addition to its outstanding development and fabrication team, SUI relies upon its intellectual property portfolio, which consists of over 15 patents in InGaAs technology.