EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS
The UKAEA’s STEP program is in the process of the conceptual design of instrumentation for the first prototype commercial fusion-based power plant. ASE Optics has analysed whether IVVS instrument technology would be compatible for the inspection of the entire inner surface of the STEP reactor.
TARMS is an optical prototype for measuring the backscattered reflectivity of large objects and hazardous environments for application in the aerospace, energy, industrial and automotive sectors developed by ASE Optics Europe and F4E.
ASE Optics has been contracted by the IACTEC-Space team to design, develop, manufacture and integrate the lens for the DRAGO-2 infrared camera, which will be launched into orbit on board a microsatellite in 2022.
Garmo Instruments required the design of an optical system whereby the sensor would form an image from the projection of a laser line projected onto the weld joint (by laser triangulation). ASE Optics evaluated the customer’s preliminary design for feasibility.
Design of a complete and customized optical system for cytometer industrialization. The objectives were clear: reduce the size of the equipment, improve the image quality and improve the image processing, including a customised software development (GUI).
The ICFO medical research group contacted us because they needed an optomechanical assembly for the equipment they are developing: a neuroimaging system to investigate brain damage in babies born with severe congenital heart defects.
Prodol Meditec, a company from medical devices sector, sought to improve the image quality of the Airtraq, an intubation device that offers a view of the glottis in complicated cases. Prodol needed an improvement in the optical system design to get clear and accurate diagnoses.
ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) hired ASE Optics Europe to design and manufacture unique objective lenses to be intregrated into its synchrotron beamlines. We designed and manufactured three different optical systems: 0.5X, 150mm and 400mm and we performed all validation tests in house.
ASE Optics Europe designed and developed an optical system for IVVS required by ITER (Interational Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), or the inspection of the ITER tokamak. to detect any damage or erosion of components that occurs during operation.
Our customer needed a custom designed system to be able to distinguish the fluorescence signal from two separate wells under DC illumination inside a centrifuge. In less than 6 weeks ASE Optics designed, validated and assembled the system, meeting the tight time constraints without sacrifying quality.