80-Degree Night Vision Goggle

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W15P7T-06-C-P003
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
2005.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-098-1928
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-098
Small Business Information
GRADIENT LENS CORP.
207 Tremont Street, Rochester, NY, 14608
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
130745490
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Kindred
 President & Chief Scientist
 (585) 235-2620
 kindred@gradientlens.com
Business Contact
 Leland Atkinson, III
Title: Vice President
Phone: (585) 235-2620
Email: atkinson@gradientlens.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
GLC will perform a systematic study of the use of GRIN lenses in wide field of view night vision goggles. Gradient index optical materials have been shown to reduce the number of optical elements and the size and weight of the entire optical system for rifle scopes, camera objective lenses, binoculars and microscope objectives. Gradient index optical materials can provide power within a lens element and aberration correction similar to an aspheric surface. In addition, there is control of chromatic correction which cannot be achieved using aspheric elements. Non-rotationally symmetric and/or tapered gradients provide other unique properties which will be examined for the wide angle objective and eyepiece.

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