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Optomechanical design for cost-effective DEMVAL systems
Author(s): Aaron M. Ison; Richard M. Sanchez; Mark A. Kumpunen; Shayne G. Dilworth; Jeffrey W. Martin; Pavel M. Chaplya; John W. Franklin
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Paper Abstract

Sticker shock for optomechanical hardware designed for advanced optical DEMVAL systems can lead to program loss. In optomechanical design it is important to manage this risk through easily manufacturable and inexpensive hardware to meet demands of lower budget programs. The optical and optomechanical design teams must work closely to optimize system design for ease of manufacture, and assembly, while at the same time minimizing the impacts to system performance. Effective teaming often results in unique/creative design solutions which enable future system development. Outlined are some novel optomechanical structure concepts, with 5 degrees of freedom (DOF), used to design a low cost DEMVAL optical system. The concepts discussed include inexpensive repeatable magnetic kinematic mounts, flexure rings for lens preloading, simplistic drop-in lens housing designs, and adjustable tooling ball metering rods which accommodate alignment in 5 DOF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8125, Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions, 812502 (23 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.893986
Show Author Affiliations
Aaron M. Ison, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Richard M. Sanchez, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Mark A. Kumpunen, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Shayne G. Dilworth, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Jeffrey W. Martin, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Pavel M. Chaplya, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
John W. Franklin, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8125:
Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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