Ben A. Armentrout

Senior Optical Engineer
Armentrout, Ben A.
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SPIE Membership: 16.0 years
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Area of Expertise: Optical Design, ZEMAX, Integration and Test, Radiometry, Mathematica, MATLAB
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Well rounded optical engineer with 26 years of integration and test experience in developing electro-optical systems and managing all aspects of projects’ life cycle, offering the following core competencies:

Variety of optical engineering experience – Design, develop, test and transition to manufacturing. Installation of electro-optical systems equipment, components, and systems for commercial, industrial, military and scientific use. Systems include lens designs in UV to MWIR wavelengths included in silicon wafer inspection instruments to space borne surveillance satellites for military applications.

Lens design expertise using ZEMAX Optical Design and Analysis software

Radiometric analysis and stray light expertise using FRED Optical Engineering software

Able to manage engineering projects from inception to successful competition.

Accuracy, responsibility and accountability – Excellent attention to details and well organized.

Assembly, alignment and test of E-O systems including laser systems


• Product Development | Design for Manufacturing

• Prototyping

• Process Control | Integration

• Radiometric Analysis (signal to noise calculations)

• Optical System Architecture

• Wide Ranging Integration and Test Experience

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