BRO builds, tests, and evaluates working prototypes of electro-optical and opto-mechanical products. We will even design and build custom equipment and software required to control and test a system's functionality. We also do limited production runs and pilot-line setups, and specify qualified vendors and manufacturing work instructions. BRO either fabricates the units in-house, or provides value-added oversight and coordination of OEM manufacturers to deliver a complete manufacturing solution.
Designs for the Real World
Your company and the team of BRO engineers share common goals. We both want to create a superior product, and bring it to market on time and on budget. If your product contains an optical component, you will appreciate having experienced optical engineers working for you. Following are a few samples of our work.
Precision Design and Manufacturing
BRO was involved in the engineering, manufacturing, development, and testing of the Tactical Tomahawk DSMAC Illuminator Unit. This unit, consisting of high-voltage circuitry, mechanical housing, Xenon lamp and reflector, required a pulsed-high power optical output beam with precision uniformity. BRO designed the reflector to meet the uniformity requirements and integrated the system to include testing and documentation. We developed test documents to include assembly and test procedures, acceptance tests, design verification tests, Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HASS) tests. The acceptance test station was also developed at BRO to test voltage levels and timing and beam uniformity. Flight-qualified units were delivered to the customer.
Budget and Time Conscious
One of BRO's fiber luminaire customers required a low-cost solution, and had to have a working product within a few months. Budget and time constraints made a custom reflector design and fabrication prohibitive. The project required high optical power, a high degree of uniformity, and a tight specification for color temperature. BRO devised a solution that was immediately available and represented considerable cost savings to the customer. By testing different off-the-shelf reflectors, we found a solution that met the optical output power, had acceptable uniformity and color temperature, and worked with our client's budget and time constraints.
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Please use the Engineering Services Web Quote Form to request a quote for the prototyping of your optical system.