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Fabrication of Corrective Optics for Aerodynamic Domes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-146-0932
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-146
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
OptiPro Systems LLC
6368 Dean Parkway Ontario, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Fabrication of Corrective Optics for Aerodynamic Domes
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68936-12-C-0094
Award Amount: $149,015.00
 

Abstract:

Aerodynamically shapes missile domes have many benefits over traditional spherically shaped domes. To correct for optical aberrations presented by this non-traditional shape, free form corrective optics are required between the dome and the image sensor. The corrective optics shape may be in the form of an arch. Currently the design and utilization of corrective arch shapes are costly due to the difficulties introduced with fabrication and metrology of these parts. They are not rotationally symmetric and require state of the art manufacturing technologies. OptiPro has a unique opportunity for combining its newly developed solution for the Navy"s ogive SBIR metrology program, its extensive knowledge of CAD/CAM, and freeform capable computer numerically controlled precision optical grinding and polishing products. OptiPro"s technologically advanced optical manufacturing capabilities along with a support partnership with the University of Rochester Mechanical Engineering Department, gives us a very strong team and, clear path towards solving the difficult problems associated with, grinding, polishing and metrology of corrective optics for aerodynamic domes.

Principal Investigator:

Edward Fess
Senior Research Engineer
(585) 265-0160
efess@optipro.com

Business Contact:

Tim Ansaldi
Controller
(585) 265-0160
tansaldi@optipro.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OptiPro Systems LLC
6368 Dean Parkway Ontario, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 263586286
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No