Bodkin Design manufactures OEM blackbody components for Marvin Test Solutions

Bodkin Design manufactures OEM blackbody components for Marvin Test Solutions

BDE OEM Blackbody

Bodkin Design & Engineering OEM Blackbody designed for automated self-calibration of infrared systems

Bodkin Design & Engineering has custom-engineered a blackbody infrared radiance standard for Marvin Test Solutions, to integrate into their modular target simulators. The blackbody unit supplied by BD&E is a derivative of their MRDT-50 infrared calibrator product, originally developed to calibrate infrared tracking cameras at White Sands missile range.

Marvin Test Solutions incorporates the device into its MTS-916 series of Modular Target Simulators. The MTS-916 is part of a suite of armament and munitions test solutions that support the testing and verification of optically-guided weapon systems such as Maverick or Hellfire missiles. The testing of optically-guided weapons is complex, and a complete test solution requires a device such as the MTS-916 to simulate either a stationary or moving target. Target simulation ensures that the optical seeker can track and terminally guide the weapon to the target.

MTS-916 Series BDE OEM Blackbody

Marvin Test Systems MTS-916 Series Target Simulator

“Bodkin Design and Engineering is a valued supplier that we know we can depend on for OEM components and subassemblies that meet our most demanding requirements,” said Lowell Parsons, Director of Test Engineering for Marvin Test Solutions. “Their focus on quality and customer support enables us to continue delivering the advanced mil/aero test solutions our customers need.”
Bodkin Design & Engineering has recently been working with MassMEP, a resource committed to manufacturing growth in the state of Massachusetts, to grow their OEM business profile. The Company considers this particular opportunity a stepping stone to success in increasing their manufacturing capabilities, as well as helping the state to reach their goals.

About Bodkin Design & Engineering

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Bodkin Design and Engineering, LLC has been providing electro-optic engineering and custom manufacturing as well as test and R&D services since 2003. Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, the company serves the international OEM, commercial, military, and research communities. BD&E has overseen the successful introduction of products in a wide range of markets from calibration equipment for infrared imaging (, to a patented line of video rate hyperspectral imagers ( To learn more, visit us at For more information or questions about products and pricing, please contact Bodkin Design & Engineering at

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About Marvin Test Solutions

Marvin Test Solutions, a vertically integrated aerospace test and measurement company, has delivered innovative, feature-rich test solutions for factory, flightline, intermediate-level, and depot-level applications since 1988. As a member of The Marvin Group, an award-winning aerospace company with a 50-year history in the Defense and Commercial Aerospace industries, Marvin Test Solutions has test equipment deployed in support of most of the major defense aircraft and munitions in use around the world. Marvin Test Solutions quickly delivers full-spectrum, successful test solutions – making test, maintenance, and sustainment of the most mission-critical systems easier and faster. To learn more about Marvin Test Solutions, visit

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