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ABB SDS Custom solutions & Contract engineering

Customization of different types of optical systems

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ABB center of excellence in Optical Instrumentation can customize different types of optical systems such as:

  • Spectroradiometers with customs design or custom telescopes
  • Custom hyperspectral imagers
  • Airborne hyperspectral imager based on FTIR or Dyson interferometers
  • Gas detection and identification systems
  • Color camera
  • Night vision camera operating in harsh weather conditions (fog, snow, rain)
  • Counter drone systems (including radar, vision system and jammer)
  • Warning missile systems
  • Explosive device detection systems
  • Chemical analysis of the atmosphere (ozone depletion, greenhouse gas analysis, more than 66 chemicals in the atmosphere)

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ABB Manufacturing Capabilities

Electro-optical system integrator


  • ABB Space and Defense Systems (SDS) Unit located in Quebec City, an electro-optical system integrator, specialized in the development, design certification, Assembly/ Integration and Test (AIT), after-sale services, and logistic support for complex electro-optical systems serving the space, defense, and commercial market sectors
  • ABB Analytical count more than 500 qualified suppliers (precise mechanical machined or casting parts, optics, electronics, electrical harnesses, etc.), control goods and ITAR management, as well as modern facilities including clean rooms and highly qualified production technicians delivering and supporting an installed-based of more than 7000 systems deployed worldwide
  • ABB Space and Defense Systems (SDS) Unit located in Quebec City, an electro-optical system integrator, specialized in the development, design certification, Assembly/ Integration and Test (AIT), after-sale services, and logistic support for complex electro-optical systems serving the space, defense, and commercial market sectors
  • ABB Analytical count more than 500 qualified suppliers (precise mechanical machined or casting parts, optics, electronics, electrical harnesses, etc.), control goods and ITAR management, as well as modern facilities including clean rooms and highly qualified production technicians delivering and supporting an installed-based of more than 7000 systems deployed worldwide
  • As the results of major on-going procurement efforts at the Department of National Defence (DND) and in support to the offsets strategy of foreign defense system integrators who want to address the Canadian defense market,  ABB’s offer includes
    • Sourcing, manufacturing, fielding, integrated logistic support (after-sale) as well as repair and overall of electro-optical systems & sub-systems, performed under a build-to-print approach

Operation team

  • Order entry, planning, receiving, warehouse and shipping
  • Supply chain management
    • Control goods and ITAR management
    • Supply chain management for R&D and production (500 suppliers and 10 000 parts)
  • Application engineering (custom products)
  • Manufacturing engineering
    • Continuous improvement (kaïzen, lead time reduction, productivity improvement, process improvement)
    • Service support. (EC, obsolescence)
  • Production team
    • On time delivery responsive (97.5%)
    • FY2012 = 3000 units per year

Quality System overview

  • ABB is certified
    • ISO 9001 since 1995. The latest recertification is to ISO9001:2008 and was granted March 26, 2012
    • ISO14001:2004 Since 9 January 2006, renewed on March 26, 2012
  • ABB complies with SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
  • ABB complies with ITAR
  • ABB also follows the guidelines of OSHAS 18001 and is compliant with the Provincial and Canadian health and  safety regulations
  • Includes 35 main business processes which includes detailed work instructions, forms, registries & templates when necessary

In summary

  • ABB designs, manufactures and markets high-performance optical sensors for industrial processes, space and defense markets
  • ABB is the largest Canadian supplier of space-based optical sensors for atmospheric and weather applications
  • ABB is also a top quality manufacturing production line for fabrication of high-end complex optical systems
  • ABB & ABB Canada:
    • Solid backbone
    • Strong risk mitigation
      Financially sound

ABB Canada, dependable Tier-2 supplier/contractor
for optical payload and sub-systems

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