Metrology of Corrective Optics for Conformal Windows and Domes Using Scanning Low-Coherence Dual-Wavelength Interferometry

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$732,311.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-09-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-029-0346
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-029
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
ASE Optics
2489 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd., Rochester, NY, 14623
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
839401205
Principal Investigator:
Damon Diehl
Optical Scientist
(585) 424-0335
damond@aseoptics.com
Business Contact:
Christopher Cotton
Optical Scientist
(585) 303-1574
chrisc@aseoptics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
As technology advances, there is increasing demand for higher quality optics with fewer aberrations. Aspheric optics meet these needs, but at present commercial systems to test such lenses are limited. This keeps the costs high and stifles the market. During Phase I of this project, ASE Optics has developed a non-contact metrology system capable of simultaneously measuring the internal and external surfaces of aspheric corrector optics. During Phase II we will further refine the prototype into a commercial system. The successful completion of this project will yield a commercial metrology instrument for free-form optics that will have wide appeal to defense agencies as well as to the optics manufacturing industry as a whole.

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