Optomechanical engineering isn’t always big stuff: hyperspectral sensors; ISR systems; image trackers; boresight control; etc. There’s a lot of fun in the small stuff too.
For instance, how can you verify that an ultra-light mirror will be 1/8th wave or better when used in space?
How do you fix a lens assembly product when a large fraction of them fail the MTF test?
How do you drive a lens 10 mm with only 300 nm of runout?
A wag might declare, “It’s all in the
wrists,” but there’s a whole lot more “fun” than that
implies! The Devil is often in the little details.
Yes, AEH does big stuff, we enjoy the small stuff and we make house-calls too.
Whatever helps you!
I’ll be looking for all of you in San Diego in a few days!