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Defense Overview

Aerospace & Defense Overview

In today’s challenging and demanding Defense Systems Market, EMCORE is known for agility, innovation, and commitment. We supply the world’s highest performance Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG) and MEMS Inertial Sensors & Systems. Our FOG and quartz MEMS products deliver a clear, continuously improving CSWaP advantages over alternative technologies.

A key source of these advantages resides in our ultra-pure, monocrystalline quartz sensor material. Its exceptional strength and stability are complemented by strong, piezoresistivity. EMCORE’s Systron Donner Inertial micromachining fab creates, stable, accurate Quartz MEMS sense elements. The benefit to our customers is:

• High precision and sensitivity
• No known wear-out modes or recalibration drives down life cycle cost
• Industry-leading signal/noise performance

Defense Systems Critical to Customer Requirements include: High Reliability & Long Life, Outstanding Full Temperature <1°/hr. Bias Stability, Bias Repeatability (turn on to turn on), Low Angle Random Walk, Compact Size.

Our Products Deliver Precision Performance: <1°/hr. Tactical-Grade Precision, Extremely 0.012°/√hr. Low Noise, High Reliability & Long Life, <1°/hr. Bias Stability Through Rapid Environmental Changes & High G Maneuvers, Rugged & Very Small Size, Agility, Responsiveness and Short Lead Times.

Our products have no moving parts, no friction, and no known modes of wear out, require no recalibration or rebuilding; therefore deliver industry-leading reliability under the most demanding conditions through dedicated engineering technology and manufacturing operations excellence, and AS9100 Aerospace Quality System Certification.

EMCORE specializes in high-performance FOG- and MEMS-based gyroscopes, multi-axis systems, IMUs and INS/GPS systems used in tactical guidance, navigation and flight control applications or used to stabilize, point, geo-locate and control ISR Imaging & Targeting platforms for fixed-wing and rotorcraft aircrafts, weapon systems, unmanned autonomous systems and land vehicle platforms.