Significant Growth and EG&G Acquisition
The company entered the 1980’s with a significant growth phase by introducing the first microcomputer based spectroradiometer system. These products found use in a wide range of applications, but most importantly in areas related to video display performance characterization. The company’s technology leadership in this area prompted EG&G to acquire the company.
The Gamma Scientific Division then shifted its focus to computer-controlled spectroradiometers for avionic test systems including the F-18, B-1B, Toranado and C-17. A complete line of photometers, radiometers and optical pulse measurement instruments was also established, including an optical calibration laboratory facility. A significant outcome of this capability was development of the first Night Vision Goggle cockpit display compatibility testing spectroradiometers, which were capable of measurement of 10’s of femtowatts (0.00000000000001 watts) of near infrared optical radiance.