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From major universities to mid-size technology companies to startups, our optical engineers have been a critical part of the product development cycle for many new technologies.
Low-Vision Illumination System for UAVs
ASE Director Andres Cifuentes led the optical engineering team for the the design of active illumination system, Gated Camera, yielding a compact and complex system, for use in UAVs in low vision situations, fog, smoke.
Laryngoscopy Prototype for Camera & Visually-Guided Intubation
This medical device company enlisted ASE Optics Europe to improve the design of a dual-use, laryngoscope that would help doctors intubate patients less invasively. This medical device's novel design allows it to be used by doctors visually in emergency or field situations, or coupled to a camera for training, anesthesia or particularly challenging cases. ASE Optics Europe worked with the company's engineering team to improve both the lenses and assembly, allowing its flexible usage. ASE will complete the prototype and ensure successful and cost-effective volume manufacturing.
Multi-Object Spectrometer for Commercial & Military Applications
When Optech was awarded a contract to develop a Multi-Object Spectrometer (MOS), our engineering team was called on to design the complex optical and opto-mechanical systems.
The MOS can simultaneously analyze the visible spectra of hundreds of astronomical objects. Our engineers incorporated a Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) — an optical MEMS array of tilting mirrors — to direct the individual pixels of an astronomical image into a transmission grating spectrometer.
The innovative use of reflective aspheric optics allowed the spectrometer to maintain high resolution across the image field, providing new and powerful capabilities to astronomical researchers.
ASE has been involved in the design of many of Optech's camera systems. Most recently, one such system has been used to create aerial maps of natural disasters like Haiti's earthquake.