Opto mechanical systems are commonly used by many industries including space, defense, communications, and others. We have experience in the design and analysis of opto mechanical systems to ensure that they are robust enough to remain operational after deployment and through the lifespan of the instrument.
Ground handling, launch, and operations can all put significant loads on precision equipment such as optical systems. Whether it’s a satellite component needing to survive the vibrations of the rocket launch or an optical system on a naval vessel experiencing loads from crashing waves, optical systems need to be designed to survive all encountered loading scenarios.
We have experience in the mechanical design, thermal analysis, stress analysis, dynamic analysis and vibrational testing of optical systems and packaging.
Gain insights into sensitive components. Many components in opto mechanical systems are sensitive to minor changes. Using engineering simulation we can model sensitive components to gain insights into characteristics that may affect their performance and design solutions prior to prototyping.
Optical systems output significant amounts of heat which can stress a system through overheating, reducing performance and potentially leads to failure. We have experience in thermal management to ensure opto mechanical systems remain within their operating temperature range.
We apply finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models to analyze the thermal properties of opto mechanical systems and design heat management systems. Using these models we can then iterate on the design to ensure critical components are kept within their operating temperatures.
In order to create computer models of light propagation, we use ray tracing. This assists with the design and analysis of optical systems by modeling the propagation of light through a lens system or an optical instrument. Using simulation we can rapidly iterate and optimize a design while understanding the underlying physics and gaining insight into how to implement design improvements.
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