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Metrology of Corrective Optics for Conformal Windows and Domes Using Scanning…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87490
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-029-0346
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASE OPTICS
2489 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd. Rochester, NY 14623
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Metrology of Corrective Optics for Conformal Windows and Domes Using Scanning Low-Coherence Dual-Wavelength Interferometry
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-08-C-0030
Award Amount: $149,395.00
 

Abstract:

As technology advances, there is increasing demand for higher quality optics with fewer aberrations. Aspheric optics meet these needs, but at present there are no practical commercial systems to test these lenses. This keeps the costs high and stifles the market. ASE Optics proposes to develop a non-contact metrology system capable of quantifying optical surfaces that cannot be measured using standard interferometric instruments. In 2006 we developed a technology known as scanning low-coherence dual-wavelength interferometry (SLCDI) to measure the transmitted wavefront of large hemispheric domes for the US Army. ASE will leverage this success to design a new non-contact metrology instrument capable of simultaneously measuring the internal and external surfaces of aspheric corrector optics. The successful completion of this project will yield a commercial metrology instrument for free-form optics that will have wide appeal to defense agencies as well as to the optics manufacturing industry as a whole.

Principal Investigator:

Damon Diehl
Optical Scientist
5854240335
damond@aseoptics.com

Business Contact:

Robert Hutchison
Chief Operating Officer
5852300641
hutch@aseoptics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASE OPTICS
2489 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd. Rochester, NY 14623

EIN/Tax ID: 161594988
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No