LightPath Completes SBIR Phase II Navy Contract
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 24, 2010 — LightPath Technologies Inc., an optical components and assemblies manufacturer, announced that it has completed a $750,000 Phase II SBIR contract award from the US Navy, under the direction of the Air Force Research Laboratory.
The contract created a platform for the company to develop large diameter molded infrared aspheric lenses. LightPath currently sells the lenses and thermal imaging assemblies as part of the larger thermal imaging, thermography and gas sensing markets.
“LightPath has enjoyed collaborating with the US Navy and Air Force to develop new technologies for molding infrared lenses,” said Jim Gaynor, CEO. “Completion of this SBIR contract has enabled LightPath to not only bring low cost, molded infrared optics to the defense market, but also bring to market high volume infrared lenses for commercial OEM applications.”
For more information, visit: www.lightpath.com