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Defense Space Photonics

Defense Space Photonics

Marlow Industries is the dominant provider of thermoelectric coolers and assemblies for defense, space and photonics related applications in the U.S. and Europe. Marlow's TECs have helped man see the distant reaches of the universe aboard the Hubble Telescope and provided refrigeration capability to the astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. The military services employ Marlow's TECs in guidance systems, infrared cameras, range finding and target systems whether day or night. Marlow's commitment to quality has resulted in the proven performance of its TECs in the harshest battle conditions as well as in the demanding environment of space. Marlow's thermoelectric coolers and assemblies are used in the following defense, space and photonic applications:

  • Space Stations
  • Shuttle Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Star Trackers
  • Space Telescope Cameras
  • Cooling Infrared Sensors
  • Cooling Laser Diodes
  • Thermal Reference Sources-Black Body
  • Naval Navigation
  • Guidance Systems
  • Threat Warning
  • Police Tracking and Night Vision


Our military and high-reliability devices can be manufactured by certified manufacturing personnel in accordance with the soldering requirements of ANSI J-STD-001.