80-Degree Night Vision Goggle

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-06-C-P003
Agency Tracking Number: A052-098-1928
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-098
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
207 Tremont Street, Rochester, NY, 14608
DUNS: 130745490
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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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