Freeform Optics have the potential to reduce package size and improve image quality of optical instruments. This project investigates their use in CubeSat platforms.
Freeform Optics give more design degrees of freedom that enable smaller package sizes and improved image quality for optical instruments. This project includes a design study using freeform optics, and evaluation of a prototype freeform optic in enabling instruments for CubeSat platforms.More »
Small Satellite missions.
Freeform optics can also benefit larger missions by improving image quality of telescopes. Examples include WFIRST and ATLAST.
Freeform Optics benefits any commercial space industry customer interested in better image quality or reduced package size of optical instruments.
Freeform Optics can potentially benefit other agencies interested in remote sensing applications, such as NOAA and DOD.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, MD|
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