Corrective Optics Manufacturing for Aerodynamic Infrared Domes and Conformal Sensor Windows

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,996.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-13-C-0164
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-124-0869
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-124
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
NY, Ontario, NY, 14519-8970
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
067420310
Principal Investigator:
EdFess
R&D Manager
(585) 265-0160
efess@optipro.com
Business Contact:
TimAnsaldi
CFO
(585) 265-0160
tansaldi@optipro.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Aerodynamically shapes missile domes have many benefits over traditional spherically shaped domes. To correct for optical aberrations presented by this non-traditional shape, free form corrective optics are required between the dome and the image sensor. For this example, the corrective optics shape may be in the form of an arch. Currently the design and utilization of corrective arch shapes are costly due to the difficulties introduced with fabrication and metrology of these parts. They are not rotationally symmetric and require state of the art manufacturing technologies. OptiPro has a unique opportunity for combining its newly developed solution for the Navy"s ogive SBIR metrology program, its extensive knowledge of CAD/CAM, and freeform capable computer numerically controlled precision optical grinding and polishing products. OptiPro"s technologically advanced optical manufacturing capabilities along with a support partnership with the University of Rochester Mechanical Engineering Department, gives us a very strong team and, clear path towards solving the difficult problems associated with, grinding, polishing and metrology of corrective optics for aerodynamic domes and conformal windows.

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