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Optical Design & Engineering

Lightweight Lenses and Optical Subsystems

Clear Align

Rugged, smaller lenses with better thermal performance, offer up to 50% less weight

The Clear Align Featherweight™ INSPIRE™ line is a series of pre-engineered, high-performance, SWIR lenses with F-numbers as low as 1.0. These cost-effective lenses have exceptional performance. The Modulation Transfer Function exceeds industry standards and enables the INSPIRE™ to provide exceptionally high resolution imaging for night vision, search and rescue, infrared tracking, and other applications across the 0.6 micrometer to 1.7 micrometer imaging band. The lightweight, robust, ruggedized mechanical design allows the lenses to withstand hostile environments, and is athermalized from -40 degrees to +75 degrees C.

Higher-Resolution SWIR Imaging Features:

  • Higher Speeds (F-number as low as F/1)
  • Broader Spectrum
  • Lowest Flare on the Market 20-40%
  • Lighter Weight Robust Mechanical Design with Stable Performance Over Temperature

The INSPIRE™ line was exhibited at SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing, April 26-28, 2011, Orlando, FL.