USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

APPLICATION AND COMPARISON OF ASPHERE AND GRADIENT INDEX TECHNOLOGIES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
5919
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5919
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GRADIENT LENS CORP.
207 Tremont Street Rochester, NY 14608
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: APPLICATION AND COMPARISON OF ASPHERE AND GRADIENT INDEX TECHNOLOGIES
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,208.00
 

Abstract:

THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO UNDERSTAND THE TRADE-OFFS BETWEEN GRADIENT-INDEX OPTICAL SYSTEMS AND ASPHERIC SYSTEMS. IN THE CASE OF GRADIENT-INDEX SYSTEMS, IT IS KNOWN THAT CERTAIN ADDITIONAL DEGREES OF FREEDOM EXIST WHICH MAKE RADIAL GRADIENTS MORE USEFUL THAN AXIAL GRADIENTS AND THAT AXIAL GRADIENTS HAVE THE ADDITIONAL CAPACITY TO CORRECT ABERRATIONS WITH RESPECT TO ASPHERIC SURFACES. HOWEVER, IT HAS NEVER BEEN SHOWN, IN REAL OPTICAL SYSTEMS, WHERE THESE ADVANTAGES LEAD. FOR EXAMPLE, DOES THIS MEAN THE DIFFERENCE OF FEWER NUMBER OF ELEMENTS IN AN AXIAL GRADIENT-INDEX SYSTEM VERSUS ITS ASPHERIC COUNTERPART? IS THE ASPHERIC SYSTEM EASIER OR MORE DIFFICULT TO MAKE THAN AN AXIAL GRADIENT AND, FINALLY, WHAT IS THE EXPECTED COST ADVANTAGE IN LOW VOLUME PRODUCTION (LESS THAN 1,000 PARTS/MONTH) IN THE SHORT TERM (0-3 YEARS) AND THE LONG TERM (4-10 YEARS).

Principal Investigator:

Paul O Mclaughlin
7162352620

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Gradient Lens Corp.
207 Tremont St Rochester, NY 14608

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No