The Electro-Optics Center

Since 1999, the Electro-Optics Center (EOC) has served as the ONR Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence for Electro-Optics (E-O). The EOC’s goal is to reduce acquisition costs, operational costs and life-cycle costs while simultaneously improving mission capability of electro-optic military hardware and enabling transition of technology to industry and ultimately to the Warfighter. Since its inception, the EOC and the partner members of its Electro-Optics Alliance (EOA) have completed over 37 ManTech projects which have resulted in significant savings to the taxpayer. The purpose of the EOA is to advance DoD critical E-O Manufacturing Science and Technology and to promote U.S. preeminence in all areas of E-O. Alliance membership is available at no cost to all U.S. companies, government labs and academic institutions involved in E-O technology. The EOA is committed to advancing the commercial viability of E-O technologies and promoting technology transfer to industry, as well as wide dissemination of new E-O related information.

The EOC, a proud part of The Pennsylvania State University, is a hybrid between the best components of a university and those of private industry. This relationship enables access to the university’s researchers and scientists, its state-of-the-art facilities and leading-edge research. EOC staff, comprised primarily of former industry and DoD personnel, brings experience in exceeding sponsor and corporate expectations. Through the application of this hybrid model, the EOC is able to provide its sponsors with solutions that combine leading edge research with on-time and on-budget deliveries.

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