Aerospace & Defense

Technology in these sectors rapidly changes to adapt to the need for data and information from remote targets. Applications demand high precision calibration sources that cover a large dynamic and spectral range. Labsphere provides light-based solutions in space, vacuum, airborne, ground and other challenging environments. From UV to SWIR (200-2500nm), Labsphere uniform light sources, targets, light measurement systems and coatings and materials can be adapted to help solve your technical challenges today and tomorrow.

What's your application?


Our Solutions Provide a Solid Foundation

From modular HELIOS uniform light sources to durable Permaflect diffuse reflectance targets, Labsphere has engineered standard and custom solutions based on 35+ years of customer interaction.

FLARE Vicarious Calibration for Aerospace

Labsphere has established a licensing agreement with Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for their patented SPARC mirror technology. By combining SPARC with Labsphere’s technology, expertise, and leadership in remote sensing calibration, Labsphere will create and operate a network of FLARE sites for use by government and commercial entities. The new FLARE network will offer dynamic, instrument-tailored, fixed and mobile calibration sites that can be used by any type of imaging system to capture a calibrated “Look”. In a signal image, the FLARE look can provide a range of traceable imager optical performance information including radiometric and spatial performance. Labsphere’s FLARE technology will increase the frequency of verification and the fidelity of data from next-generation earth observing devices. This on-demand calibration will be available as a cloud-based subscription service offering a range of products at fractional costs as compared to traditional vicarious calibration methods. 

It's Your System...Configure it to Work for You

Labsphere’s new HELIOS line of uniform sources for luminance and radiance offers a dynamic product family combining the best features from Labsphere’s 35+ years of uniform source product innovation. All systems are delivered with LabVIEW® and intelligent components for active system configuration into your existing infrastructure.

Choose your parameters:

  • Radiance (extra-terrestrial to night vision)
  • Spectrum and Radiance Temperature (>6500K to <1500K)
  • Dynamic Range and Resolution
  • Field of View
  • Uniformity and Aperture Size

Calibration Solutions That Go Where You Go

How often do you work in an indoor lab? Rarely? Never? Yeah, that's what we thought. So we've engineered tools that get you out of the lab.

  • Modular, design driven HELIOS uniform light source systems configured for common testing tasks with flexible options to meet your unique needs and budget
  • Scalable, rugged solutions like Permaflect diffuse reflectance targets and HELIOS luminance/radiance systems for R&D, production or field applications
  • Products that provide a flexible foundation to meet the challenges for rapidly changing remote sensing needs


Custom Solutions That Meet Your Needs...and Your Time Frame

Labsphere has created thousands of customized solutions, tailored to the specific and often proprietary needs of our customers.  Our expert team of Scientists and Engineers continue to advance our nearly 40 years of experience in dozens of industries – and our Operations team quickly turns these into finished product through our internal prototype shop and advanced manufacturing techniques.  Contact Labsphere with your specialized needs today.