Resolve Optics’ lenses and optical systems provide key advantages when used in environmentally challenging aerospace, industrial and military applications, through their high resistance to vibration, shock, temperature, and water ingress. The design of lenses to survive and maintain a high quality of image and mechanical movement in tough environments requires theoretical analysis skills but also a level of physical testing. Thus, to give an example, users who need a lens or optical system to survive the rigors of a space launch – as well as the challenges of monitoring an industrial process in situ or operation on the uneven terrain of a battlefield – will need to put their system through rigorous environmental testing to minimize the possibility of failure in operation.
Since environmental testing for vibration, shock, water, dust, temperature, pressure etc. is extremely expensive, Resolve Optics is focused to take every precaution possible to make sure their lenses and optical systems are designed to withstand each customer’s environmental specification. This can be done by using the stress analysis tools in their 3D CAD software to identify and design out any areas of weakness. Once we have a design that is as rugged as possible it is then possible to test the lens on their in-house vibration and shock test equipment.