80-Degree Night Vision Goggle

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-06-C-P003
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-098-1928
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
GRADIENT LENS CORP.
207 Tremont Street, Rochester, NY, 14608
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130745490
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Kindred
President & Chief Scientist
(585) 235-2620
kindred@gradientlens.com
Business Contact:
Leland Atkinson, III
Vice President
(585) 235-2620
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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