INTEGRATION OF OPTICAL CAD WITH OPTICAL CAM

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2643
Amount: $203,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Gradient Lens Corp.
P O Box 29053, 207 Tremont St, Rochester, NY, 14627
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Leland S Atkinson Iii
 Vice-president
 (716) 235-2620
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE INTEGRATION OF OPTICAL CAM SYSTEM PARAMETERS DIRECTLY INTO OPTICAL CAD PROGRAMS IS EXAMINED. WITH OPTICAL CAM SYSTEMS EMERGING, IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO REPRESENT THE FAMILY OF SURFACES WHICH CAN BE PRODUCED ON THE OPTICAL CAM IN AN OPTICAL CAD PROGRAM. MATHEMATICAL MODELS WILL BE DERIVED WHICH REPRESENT THE POSSIBLE OPTICAL SURFACES IN TERMS OF A CAM SYSTEM'S OPERATING PARAMETERS. SENSITIVITY OF AN OPTICAL SYSTEM'S PERFORMANCE TO THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS CAN THEN BE INCLUDED DIRECTLY INTO THE OPTICAL SYSTEM DESIGN PROCESS. THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS RESEARCH ARE FAR-REACHING IN SIMPLIFYING OPTICAL SYSTEM DESIGNS, INCREASING RELIABILITY, AND MINIMIZING TOTAL OPTICAL SYSTEM PRODUCTIONS COSTS.

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