Identifying a Problem Lens before Fabrication

Our client was awarded a contract to build 100+ LWIR optic modules, but did not have experience with the alignment and testing of optical assemblies.

They subcontracted Optikos to assemble, align, and test the LWIR optic modules. Optikos reviewed the documentation package and determined that the customer had ordered sets of alternate lenses that could not meet the required image quality and advised our customer to change the order. Fortunately, a small number of lenses had been fabricated at this time, so a costly mistake was avoided. Optikos developed a series of fixtures and alignment techniques for bonding lens elements and adjusting mirror angles to meet the stringent line-of-sight requirements.

Optikos achieved 100% yield and delivered the assembled units on-time and within budget. All units passed further shock and vibration testing.



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