WATERLOO, Ontario - December 8, 2011 - Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and a global leader in machine vision technology, today announced it will partner with (SSTL), a leading provider of operational and commercial satellite programmes, to develop a new multispectral sensor for an advanced earth observation application. With the help of Teledyne DALSA's expertise in multispectral imaging, the multimillion dollar development project is expected to begin delivering high resolution images during 2014.
This earth observation application will utilize the DMC3 satellite constellation and demand higher resolution commercial earth imaging than any past project. The multispectral sensors developed by Teledyne DALSA will allow SSTL's subsidiary company and client, DMC International Imaging, to acquire higher resolution data for applications such as urban planning and environment and disaster monitoring.
"We are very pleased that SSTL has chosen to award Teledyne DALSA this prestigious contract," said Philip Colet, VP of Sales and Marketing at Teledyne DALSA. "We are confident that our experience with designs optimized for radiation hardness and extreme environments typical in space will give SSTL and its customer a competitive advantage."
Teledyne DALSA's multispectral imaging solutions leverage its long experience in leading edge design, fabrication and packaging technologies to achieve multispectral sensitivity in a single fully miniaturized package. A single device can contain multiple imaging areas tailored to different multispectral bandwidths in a highly cost effective and reliable package. By integrating dichroic filters and image sensors in a single package, Teledyne DALSA can deliver highly efficient multispectral sensors.
About Teledyne DALSA, Inc.
Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company, is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1,000 employees worldwide, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1980, the company designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing MEMS products and services. For more information, please visit www.teledynedalsa.com.
About Surrey Satellite Technology, Ltd.
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) is the world's leading small satellite company, delivering operational space missions for a range of applications including Earth observation, science and communications. The Company designs, manufactures and operates high performance satellites and ground systems for a fraction of the price normally associated with space missions, with over 400 staff working on turnkey satellite platforms, space-proven satellite subsystems and optical instruments.
Since 1981 SSTL has built and launched 36 satellites - as well as providing training and development programmes, consultancy services, and mission studies for ESA, NASA, international governments and commercial customers, with its innovative approach that is changing the economics of space.
Based in Guildford, UK, SSTL is owned by EADS Astrium NV.
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