Aviation & Aerospace White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Article: Guide To Custom High Power Laser Diodes
    6/3/2010
    You are designing a product that incorporates a high power laser diode. The first question to ask is, “Do I need a custom design?” Beyond that, you need to understand the costs and technical issues involved in customizing diodes. Where do you start? Who understands how to navigate the development process? This article provides product designers with insights, technology tips, and reference materials for specifying custom diodes. This guide will help you speed up the design process, lower costs, and make the process of working with laser diode manufacturers a bit less painful!
  2. Monitoring Carbon Composite Structures With Optical Fiber Sensors
    5/26/2010
    Fiber reinforced polymer composites are revolutionizing the design of large, high-performance structures in the aerospace, marine and power generation industries due to their advantages in areas such as corrosion resistance, specific strength and tailorability. The use of carbon fiber reinforced composites, the most common and lightest of the “non-exotic” composite materials, is now very widespread. By Luna Technologies, a Division of Luna Innovations Incorporated
  3. Application Note: Monitoring Carbon Composite Structures With Optical Fiber Sensors
    5/26/2010
    Fiber reinforced polymer composites are revolutionizing the design of large, high-performance structures in the aerospace, marine and power generation industries due to their advantages in areas such as corrosion resistance, specific strength and tailorability. The use of carbon fiber reinforced composites, the most common and lightest of the “non-exotic” composite materials, is now very widespread. By Luna Technologies, a Division of Luna Innovations Incorporated
  4. White Paper: Modeling Information Display Devices With LightTools
    2/1/2010
    Optical Research Associates (ORA®) is the industry’s leading supplier of imaging and illumination design/analysis software: CODE V® and LightTools®. By Optical Research Associates
  5. White Paper: Photonics Components Modeled In CODE V
    2/1/2010
    Optical Research Associates is a leader in the optics industry both as the largest independent optical engineering services organization and as the developer of the world’s leading optical design software package, CODE V®. By Optical Research Associates
  6. Photonics Components Modeled In CODE V
    2/1/2010
    Optical Research Associates is a leader in the optics industry both as the largest independent optical engineering services organization and as the developer of the world’s leading optical design software package, CODE V®. By Optical Research Associates
  7. Application Note: Reduce Cost Of Optics And Final Assembly: The Benefits Of Laser-Reflection Based Ultra-Precision Active Alignment
    1/28/2010
    Aligning and centering lenses for cementing or positioning in an optical system poses different challenges depending on the final precision requirements and the methods used during alignment. Desired quality, efficiency, cost of components and capital investment all play important roles in selecting the correct assembly method. The LASER ALIGNMENT AND ASSEMBLY STATION™ (LAS) is a dynamic laser reflection based, non-contact, real-time optical centration and angular measurement instrument, designed for aligning lenses in a multi-element optical system, such as a telescope, microscope objective or microlithography stepper. The LAS’s optical module provides strong, clear reflections by which the user can easily measure and record sub-micron Total Indicated Runout (TIR) for spheric, aspheric, parabolic, cylindric, coated, or uncoated optics with radius of curvatures from 2.0mm to infinity, without changing objectives. By Steve Bohuczky and Sasha Perlman, Opto-Alignment Technology, Inc.
  8. Expanding The Dynamic Range Of Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Imagery
    1/22/2010
    Advances have been made in short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging technology to address the most demanding imaging and surveillance applications. Multiple techniques have been developed and deployed in Goodrich’s SWIR indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) cameras to increase the dynamic range performance of standard, commercial off-theshelf (COTS) products. By Marc Hansen, Sensors Unlimited, Inc.
  9. White Paper: Expanding The Dynamic Range Of Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Imagery
    1/22/2010
    Advances have been made in short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging technology to address the most demanding imaging and surveillance applications. Multiple techniques have been developed and deployed in Goodrich’s SWIR indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) cameras to increase the dynamic range performance of standard, commercial off-theshelf (COTS) products. By Marc Hansen, Sensors Unlimited, Inc.
  10. Negative-Stiffness Vibration Isolation Gaining Popularity As The Need For Refined Imaging With Laser/Optical Systems Increases
    4/23/2009
    Laser and optical systems, whether used in academic labs or industry, are very susceptible to vibrations from the environment and these instruments frequently need vibration isolation. When measuring a very few angstroms or nanometers of displacement an absolutely stable surface has to be maintained upon which to rest the instrument. Any vibration, coupled into the mechanical structure of the instrument, will cause vertical noise and fundamentally an inability to measure these kinds of high resolution features. By Jim McMahon