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Spectral Imaging for Industrial Flare Monitoring

Direct measurement of flare combustion efficiency has been a long-standing technological challenge. Our multispectral infrared imager delivers real-time continuous flare monitoring and optimization potential.

Multispectral Technology Advancement Industry Day

Surface Optics Corporation's newest multispectral technology was demonstrated by the Department of the Army at October's Hyper Spectral/Multi Spectral Technology Advancement Industry Day at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.

Thermal Control Coating for NASA'S InSIGHT SPACECRAFT

Surface Optics Corporation (SOC) has been contracted to supply a thermal control coating to NASA's InSight Mars Lander, scheduled for launch in May 2018.


Surface Optics Corporation offers a single engineering and manufacturing source for characterization, control, and exploitation of the optical properties of surfaces. Our unique understanding of customers’ needs allows us to offer engineering services, proprietary analytical software, reflectometers, hyperspectral and multispectral imagers, and surface coating products that are cost effective, innovative, and provide unsurpassed performance.


Vacuum Deposition Coatings

Utilizing chambers from one meter diameter to 3 meter diameter, we develop and produce coatings including thermal control coatings.

Pigmented Coatings

Using our analytical expertise, we formulate and produce spectrally tailored paints for thermal control, signature modification, and other applications.

Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imaging

Dual-band and four-band high spatial resolution and high-speed short-wave infrared (SWIR), mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and long-wave infrared (LWIR) systems. Patented real-time imagers offering high spatial and spectral resolution throughout the visible and infrared spectrum (0.4 µm to 12 µm).

R&D Engineering Services

Expert support for projects in optical phenomenology and measurements, and development of customized instruments and accessories for specific measurement

Reflectometer Instrumentation

Laboratory, field-portable, and hand-held systems fully characterize surface scattering from 0.4 µm to 12 µm.

Optical Properties Measurements

World-class measurement facility and industry leader in supplying high quality spectral directional and bidirectional reflectance measurements for modeling, simulation, special effects and low observable study.


Spectral Imaging Tech Has a New Target: Helping the Energy Industry Monitor, Reduce Emissions

BP deploys advanced infrared camera that can support methane emissions management by monitoring emissions in real time SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 31, 2019 – Surface Optics Corporation is part of an industry team behind an infrared (IR) camera that BP plc group businesses are using to manage methane emissions at oil and gas production facilities […]

Surface Optics Corporation Presents at the 13th International IR Target and Background Modeling & Simulation Workshop

Dr. James Jafolla, President of Surface Optics Corporation, presented today at the 13th International IR Target and Background Modeling & Simulation Workshop (ITBMS) convened in Banyuls-sur-mer, France. The ITBMS workshop is a forum for the IR modeling and simulation community to discuss current developments in their field of expertise. Dr. Jafolla’s presentation was titled, “The Prediction and Measurement of the Optical Properties of Complex Surfaces.”

The Thermal Control Coatings Protecting InSight’s Marsquake Detector

An artist’s concept shows the InSight lander, its sensors, cameras and instruments. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Robotic Geologist Headed to Mars NASA successfully launched the InSight lander this month, sending InSight on a half-year journey to reach Mars. It is the first mission to the surface of Mars since Curiosity arrived in 2012 and the first [...]

Surface Optics Gives Sneak Peek of First Commercial Multimodal Snapshot Spectral Imaging and Polarization Imager at SPIE DCS 2018

Surface Optics Corporation previewed for SPIE DCS ’18 conference attendees LVIRA™, the first commercial multimodal snapshot spectral imager. LVIRA collects spectral, light field and polarization information to achieve improved classification performance over standard spectral imaging systems.