.: about us
Kestrel Corporation is a high technology company that is dedicated to product development and commercialization through R&D and design engineering.
Founded in 1993, Kestrel's earliest years were focused on the development of spectral sensors for remote sensing. Such work resulted in a Department of Defense Phase III multi-million dollar contract that climaxed in the successful launch and operation of Kestrel's Fourier Transform Hyperspectral Imager aboard the Mighty-Sat II satellite in July 2000 for the US Air Force. In 1997, Kestrel branched out by creating an initiative in biomedical imaging for detection of diseases earlier than present technologies. In collaboration with a number of Universities, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Medical Test Bed Program (Department of Defense, Loma Linda, CA), the biomedical imaging division adapted technology previously used by Kestrel in its satellite development program, and from other multi-spectral remote sensing devices, to biomedical imaging. From this beginning Kestrel has developed several biomedical imaging device systems and associated image processing software capabilities.
While the company has kept a relatively low profile by design, Kestrel's work is widely respected. In 2003, the company received a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Science Prize for its work with Russian scientists in biomedical imaging. In 2005, Kestrel started a new, more market-centric focus whereby its technology is viewed as a primary enabler to complementary offerings by others. Such a direction fits Kestrel's expanded teaming, partnering and collaboration business model to Get the Job Done and Done Right!
With a staff of scientists, engineers, and specialists, Kestrel excels at conceiving, designing, developing, and testing technologies for use in wide range of applications. Since its inception, Kestrel has continued to receive grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and many others, including a number of commercial organizations to fund and support its basic and applied research. Within the organization, personnel work on a variety of projects with a broad range of consultants and collaborators who are experts in their respective fields. While a small business, Kestrel offers a competitive edge and flexibility over much larger corporations that may not be able to adapt and fill customer needs as quickly. As the company progresses, Kestrel continues to strive and offer both its new and existing clients a wide range of meaningful services and beneficial innovations so that together both organizations can Get their Jobs Done and Done Right!