Airborne Sensor Design, Fabrication, and Integration

Airborne Sensor Design, Fabrication, and Integration

Innovative, Customer-Focused Design Solutions

Southern Research has more than five decades of experience in system design, fabrication, and integration of special application pods and turrets for airborne test and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations. We specialize in the rapid design and cost-effective production of special application pods and turrets with intertially stabilized gimbal systems for our customers’ airborne sensor payloads – including video, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and other collection systems for operations in demanding environments. Our experienced engineers offer proven expertise in the following diverse capabilities:

  • Electro-optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) system development and integration
  • Electro-mechanical system design
  • Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) system development
  • Video tracking and algorithm development
  • Video inertia pointing/tracking and geolocation extraction
  • Obsolescence and renewal programs

Additionally, we provide comprehensive, turnkey services for airborne collection equipment requirements, offering on-site design, assembly, integration, and field service. As airborne systems engineering and integration specialists, we offer timely and cost-effective design and production of specialized gimbals and pods for collection in extreme environments and unique fabrication support for the airborne collection of test data, SIGINT, and IMINT.

Seamless Integration in Support of Customers’ Projects and Technologies

Southern Research has the scientific knowledge and engineering expertise to integrate various sensors and accomplish the defined objective in a timely and cost-effective manner. We combine traditional systems engineering principles with other core competencies and technologies to connect disparate airborne sensor systems of wide-ranging complexity. As such, we specialize in providing seamless, fully integrated systems in support of our customers’ projects and technologies. The solutions we provide are designed to give our customers a competitive advantage by achieving optimal cost-efficiency, design, functionality, and interoperability.

We leverage our systems engineering expertise and knowledge of advanced technologies to meet our customers’ airborne sensor needs in the specialized areas of pods, multi-axis turrets, and mirrored gimbal systems.

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