Our Facilities

Imaging Laboratories

We can evaluate commercially available and prototype electro-optic sensors using our extensive facilities.

Malvern Optical operates a suite of imaging laboratories for the purposes of sensor system evaluation for a range of different applications.

Using our extensive capability, we are able to assess commercially available and prototype sensor systems, from long-range observation to short-range monitoring, covering visible, non-visible and fused imagery applications.

Our laboratories have a wide range of illumination systems, test charts and artefacts suitable for performance assessment, both static and in motion.

Equipment for environmental monitoring during testing is also used, such as calibrated illumination and irradiance meters (including pyranometers and pyrheliometers), spectroradiometers, and weather stations.

Assessment of thermal and multi-waveband systems is also possible using multi-spectral targets.

Image labs
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Environmental monitoring equipment covers these systems and specialist test charts can be manufactured using our adjacent materials fabrication and optical characterisation facilities.

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Our unique capabilities

Testing &

We can support the testing and evaluation of materials, systems and platforms.

Research & development

Our technical teams are involved in the development of novel materials and systems. 

Technical consultancy

Our scientists and engineers can provide ad-hoc support or fully integrate with your team.

Other specialist

Explore our other first-class test and experimentation facilities at our Pershore site.

Site Location

Our Imaging Laboratory is located at our site on Throckmorton Airfield.

Formally known as RAF Pershore, Throck Morton Airfield is home to the Throckmorton Air Show and was built in the 1940s, during the Second World War and was home to No 23 Operational Training Unit equipped with Wellington bombers.

Malvern Optical,
Hangar 3, Throckmorton Airfield,
Long Ln, Throckmorton,
Pershore WR10 2JH

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Our Other Facilities

Our first-class facilities in Pershore, UK provide laboratory and outdoor range capabilities to enable a wide range of experimentation and field trials.

An RF quiet environment for sensitive electromagnetic testing of very large platforms and equipment.
The large turntable, antenna array and plotting hut allows the measurement of antenna radiated patterns.
Our large turntable facility allows the precise rotation of large platforms or installations for test purposes.
This Facility provides a large test area with controlled lighting conditions, from twilight to complete darkness.
Malvern Optical has access to a laser and imaging range over 450m which can accommodate lasers up to Class 4.
Malvern Optical has a suite of measurement equipment that can be used both in the laboratory and field.
Our specialist materials laboratories can be used to create prototype novel materials for evaluation.

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If you want to find out more about our unique facilities and if we are a good fit for your projects, get in touch today and we’ll arrange a free consultation.