Design and build an infrared lens with zoom capabilities for missile tracking.
Resistant to very high shock and vibrations.
|Experience:||Successfully applied knowledge of optical lens design formerly in the visable region towards this first IR lens from COI.|
|Durability::||Lens very ruggedized and capable of rapid mechanical cycling.|
|Design:||Used optically compensated zoom design (rather than mechanically compensated zoom design) due to it's use in a high shock environment. This was one of the first uses of optical compensation in an IR or zoom application ever.|
|Software:||Developed internal software used to design this lens. The software designer later went on to start the optical software company called Code V.|
|Production:||Commercial product line resulted in sales in excess of US$10M over the lifetime of the contract.|