Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems is the home of the advanced sensors technical center (ASTC), one of three Goodrich technical centers providing advanced research and development support for all Goodrich businesses. ASTC is the recognized source of strategic sensor-related technologies leading to innovative new product development. Responsible for breakthrough sensor technology, ASTC focuses on four main areas: harsh environment sensing, passive and active optical sensing, miniature inertial systems and data fusion and advanced algorithms.
ASTC’s team of highly qualified technical experts are proven leaders in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), harsh-environment/aerospace sensor packaging, optical system design, inertial sensor design and development, digital design, signal processing and multi-physics modeling. ASTC’s charter includes technology identification and development through proof-of-concept prototypes. Efforts are directed towards the development of new sensor physics, sensor signal processing, sensor testing and technology demonstration.
Current MEMS efforts include next generation devices using novel material systems capable of operating in high temperature (>500°C) and pressure environments. Optical sensor development activities include passive technologies using wavelengths from the visible through far-infrared and active light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technologies. Development in miniature inertial systems merges capabilities in MEMS with capabilities in inertial system design, gyroscopes and accelerometers.