While Goldfinch is a new company (begun in January, 2015), the team at Goldfinch STA LLC has a strong background in applied research and development for sensors. The founder, Dr. Roberson, received his PhD in Physics from Princeton University. Beginning in 1997, Dr. Roberson has led teams at different companies in multiple sensor technologies. The team at Goldfinch has worked together on projects including MEMS (Microelectromechanical systems ) devices, tunable high-temperature superconductor filters, counter-IED technologies, and sensors for high-pressure environments.
Because our clients value their confidentiality, we pride ourselves on our ability to develop new technologies while allowing our clients to determine the pace (or even allowability) of information disclosure.
The technical members of the team more than 75 years of combined experience in applied research and development on high-risk, high-payoff sensors. Our work has taken us to on-site customer labs, high desert environments, littoral and aqatic environments, airborne test environments and military test labs.
We most typically work on problems from the TRL 2 (Technology concept and/or application formulated) stage up through to TRL 6 (System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment), where a high degree of both innovation and cross-domain collaboration is required. We also assist our clients in then taking technologies to TRL 7 and 8.