Scientific Research Institute for Optoelectronic Instrument Enginnering was founded in 1969 in the town of Sosnovy Bor Leningrad region as a branch of the S.I.Vavilov State Optical Institute to carry put the ground-based testing and calibration of optical systems for space missions, to study lasers and laser systems, to test optical and optoelectronic devices.
In 1990 our Institute was granted the status of autonomous enterprise providing a service to the federal authority, and it received the name "Research Institute for Complex Testing of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems ".
In 1997 the Institute was granted the status of a Federal Research-and-Production Centre.
In 2001 the Institute was renamed into a Federal Unitary Enterprise " Research Institute for Complex Testing of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems "- FGUP NIIKI OEP.
In 2012 the Institute was reorganized into a Public Limited Company and included into Corporation for Special Space-Based Systems "KOMETA".
In 2016 NII OEP PLC was reorganized into Joint-Stock Company NII OEP JSC.
The unique test facilities created at the Institute make it possible to carry out the ground-based testing and calibration of optoelectronic devices under conditions close to actual ones. Several generations of optical and optoelectronic devices have been tested on the test facilities, including a full-scale environmental simulation of the Earth atmosphere and space factors. A full-scale optical range 2600 m long is a testing area intended for testing of television, thermal imaging devices and laser patterns for a variety of applications.
Multifunctional laser systems and modeling facilities to provide the development of the elements for high-power solid-state lasers, research into interaction between laser radiation and matter, resistance of optoelectronic devices to laser action have been created.
Today the guidelines of our scientific and production activities are development, creation, testing and calibration of optoelectronic and laser devices and units.
A pilot-scale production available at the Institute enables the prototypes of the air-borne informational, informational-receiving and measuring optoelectronic equipment to be produced, and the serial lots of high-accuracy optical and optoelectronic devices and units to be delivered.
The system of quality management fitting State Standards Ð ÈÑÎ 9001-2015 and ÐÂ 0015-002-2012 is introduced and certified at the Institute.
Today NII OEP employs more than 900 skilled specialists, among them more than 50 Ph.D's and Doctors of Science. Many research workers have the Government awards.