Corrective Optics Manufacturing for Aerodynamic Infrared Domes and Conformal Sensor Windows

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$78,855.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-13-C-0162
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-124-0210
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-124
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
Optimax Systems, Inc
6367 Dean Parkway, Ontario, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787064120
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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