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American Infrared Solutions announces expansion

06 Jan 2015

Lifting sensor fabrication and high vacuum dewar processing capacity by 150% due to customer demand.

American Infrared Solutions, Hudson, NH, USA, (AIRS) has announced it is to expand both its staff and laboratories at its headquarters. The company said it is increasing its sensor fabrication and high vacuum dewar processing capacity by 150% in response to growing customer demand.

The expansion will allow for additional production capabilities for AIRS’ infrared focal plane array (IRFPA)-based integrated dewar cooler assemblies and infrared imaging modules. Expansion activity will be completed in February 2015.

AIRS develops and manufactures high-performance infrared imaging cameras, modules and integrated dewar cooler assemblies, within a vertically integrated business model. The AIRS facility contains assembly and test capability for IDCAs, electronics and optical systems, including clean room space designed for camera and dewar assembly.

Dan Manitakos, President of AIRS, commented, “We have committed facility and capital investments due to our customers’ positive experience with our infrared imaging products. Many of our initial product insertions have successfully evolved to either low rate initial production or full production and our facility and team is now being grown to support the expanding breadth and depth of our product lines.

”Demand had grown rapidly for AIRS high performance SWIR, MWIR and LWIR sensors in both hyperspectral and ISR missions and we are responding with increased throughput and capability. We continue to rapidly develop capabilities necessary to support a wide range of cooled infrared imaging and sensing applications.”

About the company

AIRS offers high performance cooled infrared imaging solutions, including IDCAs, modules and cameras. State of the art technologies, designs, and vertically integrated manufacturing allow AIRS to provide system integrators and instrumentation manufacturers customized, mission-critical imaging capability. AIRS’ strengths are providing custom solutions for customers with unique, challenging and complex thermal imaging needs. The team consists of some of the most experienced technologists in the infrared industry.

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