Corrective Optics Manufacturing for Aerodynamic Infrared Domes and Conformal Sensor Windows

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-13-C-0162
Agency Tracking Number: N132-124-0210
Amount: $78,855.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2013
Solitcitation Topic Code: N132-124
Solitcitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
Optimax Systems, Inc
6367 Dean Parkway, Ontario, NY, -
Duns: 787064120
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Brophy
 R&D Ceramic Engineer
 (585) 265-1020
 mbrophy@optimaxsi.com
Business Contact
 Tom Kelly
Title: CFO
Phone: (585) 562-1020
Email: tkelly@optimaxsi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Previous work at Optimax has demonstrated capability to manufacture geometrically complex freeform optics through further developments in sub-aperture polishing. Furthermore, the novel Optimax VIBE smoothing process finished optics, composed of polycrystalline ceramics, to a very fine surface roughness (~1-2nm RMS) without grain highlighting and preferential removal. This proposal builds off previous successes by extending figure correction to more complex geometries, eliminating grain highlighting on freeform shapes, and reducing cost and time of manufacturing polycrystalline ceramic freeform optics.

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