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Helicopter Zoom Lens


A helicopter-mounted laser beam expander for a laser scanning system.


COI was asked to produce a 4X laser beam expander but be as lightweight as possible.


Durability:Design to last more than 50K cycles. The lens actually outlasted the test setup.
Integration:The lens, camera, and circuitry were assembled at COI and packaged/mounted directly onto the helicopter.  COI also provided the software to drive the motorized lens.
Development:The lens was design, built, and deployed for a specific military scanning application.
Weight:Reduced the weight of the previous version from +8 lbs. to < 0.5 lbs.