Fabrication of Corrective Optics for Conformal Windows and Domes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-08-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: N081-029-0699
Amount: $79,632.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-029
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
OPTIMAX SYSTEMS, INC.
6367 Dean Parkway, Ontario, NY, 14519
DUNS: 787064120
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Klinger
 Sn Manufacturing Engineer
 (585) 265-1020
 CKlinger@Optimaxsi.com
Business Contact
 Tom Kelly
Title: CFO
Phone: (585) 265-1020
Email: TKelly@Optimaxsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A proposed methodology is presented to shape, fine grind, and polish non rotationally symmetric corrector elements for conformal windows. The rational behind rough and fine polishing is detailed. Various methods to deterministically fine polish the element are discussed. These methods include the use of available commercial sub-aperture machines as well as the Optimax VIBE technology. Initial metrology will be performed with devices currently available. Collaboration with those organizations developing advanced techniques will be maintained.

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