The innovation has application in a wide range of research, industrial, medical, and military markets. A wide band UV-SWIR imager will benefit applications in the following industries: automobile, security/law enforcement, medical imaging, border patrol, homeland security, military, and others. The innovation can be used to replace both visible imagers and HgCdTe for a variety of applications, including star trackers. For the US military it can be used as a single integrated sensor with high resolution and fast temporal response, with small size, weight and power (SWAP) for the protection of Army rotary and fixed-wing platforms from their three primary threat classes, consisting of MANPAD missiles, ballistic hostile fire and laser targeting devices. These capabilities extend to commercial aircraft protection as well. The proposed radiation-hard, extended-spectral-range InGaAs imager technology is applicable to the planned Jupiter Europa Orbiter mission, for which spectral and imaging instruments capable of surviving the Jovian radiation environment are required.