Precision Metric Zoom Lens

Period of Performance: 01/06/2003 - 11/10/2003


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Special Optics
315 Richard Mine Road
Wharton, NJ 07885
Principal Investigator


We propose to design a zoom lens with a focal length that is continuously variable from 20 inches to 150 inches. The lens will be designed to be color corrected from 400 nm to 700 nm with a resolution of 100 line pairs per millimeter. In Phase I, we will also fabricate and deliver a scaled version of the zoom lens. A zoom lens will provide the ability to image distant targets at various ranges without the need to maintain an inventory of multiple lenses with fixed focal lengths.