Designed to support automated boresighting and performance testing of IR sensors, laser range finders, laser designators and trackers found in most fire control, targeting navigation and surveillance platforms in use today.
Santa Barbara Infrared is the leading supplier of sophisticated, integrated, multi-function E-O test systems used by the military in laboratory, factory, depot and field test environments. Each of these systems are built to specific requirements and utilize SBIR's extensive design and test capabilities, core technologies and knowledge of the unique military applications. SBIR specializes in providing complete solutions with integrated hardware and software resulting in robust and easy-to-use systems.
In 1999, SBIR introduced MIRAGE™, the world's first integrated Dynamic IR Scene Projection System, designed to support hardware-in-the-loop testing of missile seekers, FLIRs, counter measure simulation and tracking systems. MIRAGE™ is a complete turnkey infrared scene projector that utilizes unique resistive emitter array technology to produce high definition dynamic IR scenes. The original MIRAGE™ 1 used a 512 x 511 pixel resistive array emitter capable of frame rates up to 200 Hz.
MIRAGE™ is an integrated scene projection solution—not a technology or component. Signal processing electronics, power supplies, emitter array cooling, calibration (non-uniformity correction) hardware, and user interface software are all integrated with the MIRAGE™ emitter engine. SBIR's MIRAGE™ products offer high fidelity simulation capability in a system that is reliable and easy to use.