Optically Precise Conformal Sensor Window

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,945.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-12-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-165-0795
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-165
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
OptiPro Systems LLC
6368 Dean Parkway, Ontario, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
067420310
Principal Investigator:
Scott Bambrick
Chief Scientist
(585) 265-0160
sbambrick@optipro.com
Business Contact:
Tim Ansaldi
Controller
(585) 265-0160
tansaldi@optipro.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Optically precise conformal sensor windows have a wide range of possible applications ranging from enhanced transparent armor to erosion resistant reconnaissance windows. These conformal surfaces often have many benefits over existing surface geometries that include reduced aerodynamic drag as well as a reduced radar cross-section. Currently the impediment to adopting these optical surfaces into existing applications is the cost and capability to manufacture these complex geometries to the desired optical requirements. OptiPro is uniquely positioned with its extensive knowledge of CAD/CAM, as well as its advanced computer numerically controlled optical grinding and polishing centers, and newly developed non-contact conformal optical metrology system to advance the manufacturing state of the art for these complex optical shapes. OptiPro"s support partnership with the MicroMechatronics gives us a strong team and a clear path towards solving the difficult problems associated with, grinding and polishing of the conformal sensor windows.

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