Project Code: 18008
Project Title: Large Aperture Alignment Telescope
Project Type: Industry
Project Intellectual Property: Company Controlled
Project Citizenship Restriction: Yes
Sponsor Company: Ruda-Cardinal Inc.
Description: The primary application of an alignment telescope is as a reliable optical reference for examining and characterizing external test optics, which it achieves via collimation, autoreflection and retroreflection of projected light and comparison of a reference image, often as reticles or crosshairs. The large aperture alignment telescope is distinguished by a clear aperture of over 80 millimeters, double that of most alignment telescope, which allows for a greater field of view. The optical design of a large aperture alignment telescope is optimized for a unique self-contained 528-nanometer monochromatic light source. The large aperture alignment telescope allows for return images to be observed by a standard test camera or traditional eyepiece, depending on user needs and preference. Images can be focused at working distances of 14 inches to infinity while taking up less than two feet of space on an optical workbench.