To create a large conformal sensor window. It must keep an aerodynamic shape on a plane or ship to put this window behind a segment on either of these crafts. In order for the optical sensor system to go behind it, it has to be precise, which was the challenge with this project. The size was also an enormous challenge as it would not fit in most commercial systems.
We successfully developed a process to generate, grind, and polish a large conformal window.
There is a potential need for large (>500 mm diameter) conformal windows for use on air, space, and watercraft.
Several challenges associated with part size and shape complexity were solved during the manufacture of the largest extreme freeform shape Optimax has fabricated to date.