Equinox Provides a full range of consulting and prototyping services covering the necessary disciplines for concept definition through prototype field testing and application.

Engineering staff and techs have extensive experiences:

  • Optical
  • Mechanical
    • Structures and mechanisms
  • Software
  • Electronics
  • Controls
  • Stress & dynamics
  • Thermal

Engineering design aids  include:
-Solid Edge: Mechanical 3D models and detail drafting
-ASAP: Optical models and baffle design
-ZEMAX Optical layouts and ray tracing

Engineering design validation and test aids include:
-Luyten Observatory Optical test range
-BRO Scatterometer Surface characterization
-Pinecliffe Works Assembly and test area

Design and development services available in the following fields:

  • Acquisition, tracking and pointing
  • Radiometers
  • Laser communications
  • Opto-mechanical design
  • Lens design and optical system performance analysis
  • Stray light analysis and suppression design
  • Telescope design
  • Military optics design
  • Spectroscopy and microscopy systems design
  • Star tracker design for spacecraft attitude control
  • Light baffle design and analysis
  • Video/CCD and low level instrumentation design
  • Laser beam scanning system design
  • Thermal, stress and loads analysis
  • Plating process development
  • Surface reflection and scatter measurements
  • Optical testing and wavefront analysis
  • Adaptive optics systems design
  • Optical manufacturing processes
  • Machine processes for optical systems

Feel free to contact us to discuss system applications and needs

Some engineering services customers:

  • RDA-Logicon
    • Custom mounted telescope for ABL research
  • Pathfinder Systems
    • Virtual scene injection system for VICTOR/US Army
    • LIDAR system for field testing of VICTOR/US Army
    • Recon and countermeasures concept for BMDO
    • DIPS system applicable to GLASS TURRET/DARPA
  • Lockheed Martin
    • Fire control brassboard system for SBL/BMDO
    • Tactical laser communications for USAF research
    • Gyro stabilized gimbal concept
  • NASA
    • Proposed instrumentation for the Hummingbird Comet interceptor project
    • MARS Raptor recon system