Teledyne Brown Engineering Awarded Sensor Contract for National Security Space Assets


HUNTSVILLE, AL-May 12, 2020 - Teledyne Brown Engineering, in partnership with its sister companies Teledyne Advanced Electronic Solutions and Teledyne e2v HiRel, was recently awarded a $1.8 million contract to assemble Energetic Charged Particle (ECP) – Lite, sensors for the United States Air Force (USAF).  These sensors will be flown on National Security Space assets and possibly other International Missions to help understand impacts of radiation and other space weather effects.

An ECP-Lite sensor contains miniature space weather sensors that provide data for assessing anomalies regarding the four space environment hazards consisting of total radiation dose, surface charging, deep-dielectric charging and single-event-effects. As part of the scope of this contract, Teledyne Brown Engineering will build, test, calibrate and integrate ECP-Lite sensors for future assets. 

“We are proud to help the United States Air Force improve space weather monitoring to increase their capabilities in an extreme environment,” stated Jan Hess, President of Teledyne Brown Engineering. “We have made countless contributions to enable technologies and further our understanding of the harsh environment of space, its impact on our systems and are grateful to be supporting this effort.”   

The ECP-Lite sensor was developed by the USAF and the Aerospace Corporation in response to a signed policy memorandum issued in 2015, mandating the requirement that all USAF satellite program offices incorporate ECP sensors on all new satellite acquisitions in a certain acquisition phase. 

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