Turnkey System Design

Quartus engineers develop and deliver fully refined, turnkey Optical System designs ready for customer build, test and production.  We have demonstrated experience and success with rapid turn-around efforts on complex or novel optical systems designs.  We can start from “clean sheet” and work closely with our customers to develop and refine requirements.  We apply the latest engineering and analysis tools to create and evolve optical system designs and specifications.  We developed a proprietary integrated opto-mechanical analysis toolset that predicts the influence of elastic behaviors on optical performance.  As part of our turnkey efforts, we deliver fully documented design ready for implementation including all IP, technical data and files.

Concept Development

  • Objective Definition and Refinement
  • Ideation, System Architecture, System Design
  • Requirements Development And Refinement

Optical Design and Analysis

  • Optics Design and Analysis Tool Suite
    • Zemax OpticStudio
    • CODE V Optical Design Software
    • FRED Optical Engineering Software
  • Atmospheric Effects Analysis Tool Suite
  • Layout trades: Weight, Part Count, Volume, Cost, Alignment Sensitivities, Glasses, etc.
  • System Layout and Optimization Over Environments
  • Tolerance Requirements and Analysis

Opto-Mechanical Design and Analysis

  • Perform mechanical layout trades to evolve design concepts
    • Packaging and mounting architecture driven by optical sensitivity
    • Balance cost vs. precision required to meet specification
  • Optimize design for thermal and structural stability
    • Stiffness driven designs for optical performance
    • Vibration stabilization and active damping solutions
    • Active and passive thermal compensation approaches
    • Mechanism design for adjustment degrees of freedom
    • Kinematic mounting for repeatability
    • Flexure design to minimize loads imparted to structure
    • Design for stresses below precision elastic limit
  • Apply Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) methods
    • Tooling/Fixturing designs and development
    • Part Commonality
    • Internal DFMA audits
    • Drafting GD&T per ASME Y14.5

Integrated Opto-Mechanical Analysis and Design Optimization

  • Structural, Thermal and Optical Performance (STOP) Analysis
  • Couple Optical Performance with  Structural/Dynamic Response of Structure Using Internal Proprietary Code
  • High Fidelity FEA & CFD Models Predict Performance and Survivability Over All Environments
  • Optimize Optical Performance Metrics (e.g., Wavefront Error, Distortion, Encircled Energy)
  • Predict Polarization Losses Due to Stress Birefringence


  • Sensor Specification
  • Electro-Mechanical Design
  • Algorithm Development and Software Development