Fabrication of Corrective Optics for Conformal Windows and Domes
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
A proposed methodology is presented to shape, fine grind, and polish non rotationally symmetric corrector elements for conformal windows. The rational behind rough and fine polishing is detailed. Various methods to deterministically fine polish the element are discussed. These methods include the use of available commercial sub-aperture machines as well as the Optimax VIBE technology. Initial metrology will be performed with devices currently available. Collaboration with those organizations developing advanced techniques will be maintained.
Small Business Information at Submission:
OPTIMAX SYSTEMS, INC.
6367 Dean Parkway Ontario, NY 14519
Number of Employees: