Lens Redesign and Alignment to Meet Specs


Our client brought a prototype anamorphic lens to our facility that did not satisfy its MTF specification. They had been to numerous optical facilities across the country and had been unable to improve its performance.

Optikos reviewed the system requirements and the details of the optical and mechanical designs. The lens was then placed on an optical bench to allow for visual inspection of the imagery across the field. By noting subtle details relating to the size and symmetry of the star images across the field, and relating those asymmetries to the design and potential mechanical misalignments of the toroidal and cylindrical surfaces in the system, Optikos engineers iteratively shimmed the design into alignment, brought its performance into specification and suggested design improvements to allow for deterministic assembly in the future. Our client was able to demonstrate compliance with system requirements and deploy flight hardware.

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