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Meller’s Missile Domes Protect Sensitive Devices

Thu, 01/10/2013 - 2:00pm
PD&D Staff

Missile domes that can be custom fabricated from sapphire to protect cameras, sensors, detectors, and other devices from sand and water are available from Meller Optics (Providence, R I). Meller Sapphire Optical Domes feature:

  • Moh 9 hardness.
  • 160° max included angles to extend the viewing angle of missile guidance systems. 
  • Up to 85% transmission uncoated in the UV to IR, with up to 99% when A/R coated on two sides.
  • Available sizes up to 4” O.D.
  • A surface accuracy to < 1 fringe @ 633 nm.
  • Finishes to 20-10 scratch-dig per MIL-PRF-13830. 

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