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 AEH/Ivory 3 Optomechanical Modeling Tools…


The key to Unified Optomechanical Modeling in Nastran

with file annotation, all lens design variables, diffraction gratings and much, much more.


AEH/Ivory in MSC/Nastran: a Case Study




- AEH’s engineered solutions to design challenges -


18f_10A Challenge:


Devise a structural solution for the inner gimbal design to minimize boresight errors among the imager, the laser and the gyroscope.


The Tools:








Other challenges and solutions:

Design and build cryogenic test stations for space surveillance FPAs

Fly a breadboard spectrometer over the arctic ice cap in mid-winter

Design meter-sized windows for sensors in a 737 transport aircraft

Diagnose structural failures during service and design retrofit kits

Determine boresight changes caused by field change mechanisms

Produce cryogenic structural actuators for deformable mirrors

Analyze thermal transient boresight shifts of instrument suites

Verify safety of mid-course propulsion hot gas control valves

Design remote sensor to detect distant acoustic disturbances

Maintain registration of two images to less than 0.1 pixel

Analyze the thermal shock resistance of cemented optics

Negotiate environmental requirements for sensor suites

Specify piping and refrigeration for seafood processing

Design beryllium mirror to survive 100,000 g shock

Design RF-18 recon windows to survive bird strikes

Polish a ~60:1 mirror with figure of 1/4 wave rms

Analyze image jitter in off-axis spectral imagers

Analyze sapphire windows for targeting pods

Design an airborne optical image correlator

image004Correlate analysis results and test data











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