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Optomechanical Systems Engineering

A required course in the Certificate Program in Optical Instrument Design.

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Course Description

Utilize the basic concepts and terminology of optical engineering required for the development of optomechanical components. Read conventional and ISO-10110 drawings used for the fabrication of lenses. Develop an alignment plan with an emphasis on critical tolerances, alignment mechanisms, and "go-no go" decisions for adjusting tilt, decenter, despace, and defocus. Quantify the ability of a structural design to maintain alignment using efficient architectures and lightweight materials. Utilize the results of STOP (structural-thermal-optical) analysis for the structural deflection and distortion of optical components under static loads. Estimate the effects of vibration environments on the alignment of optomechanical systems; select COTS components for vibration isolation. Predict the effects of conductive, convective, and radiative thermal environments on the performance of optical systems; select materials and off-the-shelf hardware to manage the effects of heat loads and temperature changes. Compare kinematic and semi-kinematic mounts and the limitations of COTS hardware.

Prerequisite: Geometrical Optics (EECS X496.51) or have prior experience or knowledge.

NOTE: This course is an online course, utilizing Zoom Meeting for weekly live online synchronous meetings. Theses sessions make up the lab portion of the course, where you will be provided with optical design software license information. Students will need to have access to the internet, have speakers and a microphone. For those that live in different time zones please notify instructor on day one of any conflicts about being able to participate in the live meeting sessions.

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  • Details
  • $745
  • January 08, 2018 to March 18, 2018
  • Location: Online
  • Reg#: 00067
  • ID/Units: EECS X499  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2018


Keith J. Kasunic, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of experience of developing optical, electro-optical, infrared and laser systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Optical Science from the University of Arizona, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He has worked for and been a consultant to a number of organizations, including Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, Sandia National Labs, and Nortel Networks. He teaches at the University of Central Florida's CREOL, Georgia Tech's SENSIAC, and at SPIE conferences.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Book Required, ISBN: 9781118809327
Keith J. Kasunic, 1ed,

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START01/08/2018Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC01/09/2018Tuesday7:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/16/2018Tuesday7:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC01/23/2018Tuesday7:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
No Meeting01/30/2018Tuesday------------
OL-LEC02/06/2018Tuesday7:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/13/2018Tuesday7:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/20/2018Tuesday7:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC02/27/2018Tuesday7:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/06/2018Tuesday7:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC03/13/2018Tuesday7:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
END03/18/2018Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---