SOURCE: Meller Optics, Inc.

Meller Optics, Inc.

October 14, 2014 09:01 ET

Meller UAV Sapphire Optics Withstand Hard Landings

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - Meller Optics, Inc. has introduced custom fabricated UAV sapphire optics that provide greater durability and scratch resistance from sand, dirt, and hard landings than germanium. What's more, they are clear as glass and transmit from the visible through near IR.

Meller UAV Sapphire Optics feature Moh 9 hardness which is second only to diamond, are clear as glass, and transmit from 270 nm to 4.7 microns. Ideally suited for use as outboard protective optics for imaging sensors, they can be custom fabricated as lenses, windows, and domes and incorporate mounting features to help assure their ability to withstand hard landings.

Available from 0.25" to 10" dia. with varying wall thicknesses, Meller UAV Sapphire Optics can incorporate stepped edges and elliptical edge shaping, holes, slots, and wedges for mounting. Flatness can be held to 1/10th wave in the visible and < 2 arc sec. in/in parallelism, with surface finishes from 60-40 to 40-20 scratch-dig.

Meller UAV Sapphire Optics are priced according to configuration and quantity. Price quotations are available upon request.

About Meller Optics, Inc.

Founded in 1921, Meller Optics has been providing high quality optics to defense, medical, laser, and industrial markets for 90 years now. Specializing in the grinding and polishing of hard, durable materials such as sapphire and ruby, the company has also developed high-speed, low-cost finishing processes for a variety of optical materials such as laser glasses, fused silica, zinc selenide, germanium, silicon, fluorides, and ceramic materials. Configurations include windows, substrates, lenses, domes, and prisms.

Meller Optics is ISO 9001:2008 certified and in addition to providing standard, off-the-shelf products, they custom fabricate components that meet exacting specifications from delicate, difficult to work with optical materials. They also supply quality Microlux Alumina polishing abrasives and Gugolz optical polishing pitch.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Meller Optics, Inc.
    Steve Lydon, Marketing
    120 Corliss St. / P.O. Box 6001
    Providence, RI 02940
    (800) 821-0180
    FAX (401) 331-0519
    e-mail: steve@melleroptics.com
    www.melleroptics.com