Rockwell Scientific is an independent, privately owned company focused on creating innovative technologies and delivering the winning technical edge in partnership with our customers. A leading R&D organization for nearly 40 years, we`re also expanding as a high technology business, with commercialization initiatives that use our extensive intellectual property. To implement our business strategy, we draw on our advanced capabilities in electronics, imaging, optics, materials, and information sciences. Our principal location is in Thousand Oaks, California, a dynamic community of professionals, corporate centers, and high technology businesses between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. We also recently opened a state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facility in nearby Camarillo. Our outstanding staff totals over 450, with about 140 PhDs, in many different fields of technical expertise.
As an R&D organization, we support the strategic technology needs of a growing list of corporate customers including Rockwell Automation, Rockwell Collins, and Boeing. We also conduct significant research for various agencies of the U. S. Government, both as a prime and a subcontractor. In addition, we have strong relationships with universities and other R&D organizations around the world, significantly enhancing our capabilities and resources.
RSC`s electronics efforts are focused on communication, sensing and power electronics. Efforts in our communication area are focused on very high frequency analog components, such as low noise amplifiers and power amplifiers, as well as novel phased array antennas and quasi-optical methods of power combining. The mixed-signal technology involves high-speed data conversion from analog to digital and the reverse. Power electronics encompasses a broad range of technologies including high-power semiconductor devices in Si and SiC, high-power packaging and thermal management, and novel methods of power conversion.
RSC works on the development of semiconductor technologies related to high-speed electronics, using GaAs and GaN substrates and an important complement to our work in semiconductors is our cutting-edge research in micro-machining for RF components and sensors.
RSC is a world leader in high-end electronic imaging systems and components for military, space, astronomy and industrial markets that operate in infrared and visible wavelengths. We have developed the world`s largest and most sensitive focal plane arrays (FPA) that are used in astronomical and space applications. We have also introduced high performance visible imagers based on CMOS technology.
Complementing our capabilities in electronic imaging is extensive experience in optical components and coatings for filters, microoptics, optical compensators for flat panel displays, and optical communication. Optical components are used in our focal plane arrays to improve sensitivity and extend capability to spectral imaging. Optical coatings are used in novel filters for visible and infrared applications. In addition, we are involved in the use of light for optical computation where our expertise in non-linear optics is focused on image recognition.
RSC has broad-based, multi-disciplinary activities in materials. Focusing on high valued materials, processes and computational simulation codes relevant to our strategic customers, we have developed core programs in structural materials, engineered materials and coatings, and sensor materials and devices. Optimum use of advanced application specific materials and processes requires research in two broad areas. The first is characterization, improvement and control of specific aspects of the function of a material, as well as evaluation of its performance and lifecycle factors. Our objective is to define and understand the fundamental pacing issues of new materials and processes to facilitate implementation into our strategic partner`s products and systems. A second focus is on manufacturing science where substantial improvements in yield and performance can be achieved through process optimization. This leads to a connection to computational simulation where we have combined strengths in mathematical sciences and computer processing to accurately reproduce physical phenomena on the computer, avoiding expensive time-consuming empirical studies.
RSC has developed in-depth capabilities in several critical areas of information technology. In diagnostics and modeling we provide unique causal network model-based technology for integrated modeling, diagnostics (including system health monitoring and condition-based maintenance), and control/reconfiguration of systems. Applications range from avionics, Space Shuttle sub-system, to factory automation. Our innovative power conversion and control technology allows us to develop advanced motor drives with compact size, low weight, high efficiency, low harmonic distortion, and accurate control. Our investments in wireless systems and applications have produced a wireless platform that supports networked arrays of sensors for monitoring. Through close teaming with the RSC Electronics staff, we have developed demonstrations for domains that range from factories to battlefields.
Our Human Computer Interaction (HCI) staff has developed 3D video and audio environments for applications in augmented and virtual reality. They are also investigating lip reading and eye tracking technologies to control computer functions. In addition, they have developed custom information visualization approaches for data intensive needs in call centers and aircraft cockpits.
System design efforts include the development of Design SheetTM, a highly flexible systems design tool that provides unprecedented productivity in the conceptual design of complex systems. Software process improvement tools include a prototype software environment for requirement analysis, validation, and execution to enhance requirement understanding through a formal method based approach. Our situation awareness projects include monitoring and reporting for such uses as call center operations, aviation weather, acoustic signal processing, and battlefield command and communications. In resource allocation we have developed special algorithms for routing calls, scheduling antenna elements, and other applications.
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