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ENHANCED LASER EYE PROTECTION USING AXIAL INDEX OF REFRACTION GRADIENTS AND…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12540
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12540
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
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: ENHANCED LASER EYE PROTECTION USING AXIAL INDEX OF REFRACTION GRADIENTS AND DIFFRACTIVE OPTICAL ELEMENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $509,668.00
 

Abstract:

THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THIS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IS TO IMPROVE THE DESIGNS FOR DIRECT VIEW OPTICAL SIGHTS WHICH INCORPORATES NON-LINEAR OPTICAL SWITCHES, SACRIFICAL MIRRORS OR OTHER OPTICAL LIMITERS PLACED IN THE FOCAL PLANE TO PROVIDE LASER EYE PROTECTION. THIS IS DONE BY INCREASING THE SPEED OF THE OBJECTIVE LENSES USING AXIAL INDEX OF REFRACTION GRADIENTS AND DIFFRACTIVE OPTICAL ELEMENTS. THESE DESIGNS AND THEIR MANUFACTURING FEASIBILITY WILL BE COMPARED WITH EACH OTHER AND WITH HOMOGENEOUS SPHERIC AND ASPHERIC DESIGNS. DESIGN RULES FOR AXIAL GRADIENTS AND DIFFRACTIVE OPTICAL ELEMENTS AS REPLACEMENTS FOR ASPHERIC SURFACES ARE GIVEN.

Principal Investigator:

C Benjamin Wooley
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