Teledyne Awarded $23 Million Contract to Supply Infrared Detectors to NASAs WFIRST Astronomy Mission

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that NASA
has awarded a contract to Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC, located in
Camarillo, California, for the Short Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) Sensor Chip
Assembly (SCA) for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)
Project at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
The contract is Cost-Plus-Award-Fee with a value of $23,035,123. The 29
month period of performance commences immediately and concludes October
31, 2020. In this contract, Teledyne will produce 72 SWIR SCA devices
for the WFIRST Space Flight Focal Plane Assembly.

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The H4RG-10 focal plane array has 4096×4096 pixels, with 16.7 million pixels in each array. The H4RG-10 is the largest infrared array qualified for use in space, a significant step beyond the 1 million pixel (H1R) array used in the Hubble Space Telescope and the 4.2 million pixel (H2RG) arrays used in the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). (Photo: Business Wire)

WFIRST will utilize 18 of Teledyne’s H4RG-10 arrays in the focal plane
assembly. With over 300 million pixels, it will be the largest infrared
focal plane operating in space when it launches in the mid-2020s. WFIRST
will have nearly 300 times as many pixels as there are in the infrared
camera of the Hubble Space Telescope, enabling it to take images that
have 100 times the field of view of Hubble. The large field of view
enables WFIRST to survey large areas of the sky to measure the effects
of dark matter and dark energy on the distribution of galaxies in the

The H4RG-10 infrared array is at a mature state, advanced to NASA
technology readiness level 6 (TRL-6) during a 45-month development
contract that commenced in 2014. TRL-6 is the level at which components
are qualified for use in the harsh environment of space. In addition to
the infrared arrays, Teledyne has a development contract with NASA for
the visible light detectors that will be used in the coronograph
instrument of WFIRST.

“Teledyne is proud to be NASA’s partner for space astronomy with the
infrared and visible detectors of WFIRST provided by our Digital Imaging
segment,” said Robert Mehrabian, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer
of Teledyne. “This mission exemplifies Teledyne’s commitment to NASA,
with Teledyne detectors also being used on Hubble, the James Webb Space
Telescope, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, and many Earth
science and planetary missions.”

About Teledyne Technologies

Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated
instrumentation, digital imaging products and software, aerospace and
defense electronics, and engineered systems. Teledyne Technologies’
operations are primarily located in the United States, Canada, the
United Kingdom, and Western and Northern Europe. For more information,
visit Teledyne Technologies’ website at www.teledyne.com.

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