The Optics and Detection centre of expertise was set up in January 2007 and engages in four main areas of activity:
Technical assistance on integrated team projects carried out on our clients’ premises
Full fixed package studies carried out at our design and engineering department based on our own Sophia Antipolis, Cannes, Paris and Toulouse sites.
Research & development on innovative projects working as part of a consortium.
Training and education
The enormous diversity of our engineers’ skills offers vital expertise during all of the phases involved in building an instrument, simultaneously combining optics, optoelectronics, electronics, materials and mechanical and thermal engineering. Our main areas of application are the Space industry, Defence, Energy, Micro-lithography, Observation, Photography and Projection, LED lighting and New Energies such as Solar Power.
Our team of engineers and doctors are currently working to make the Optics Centre even more dynamic and we have been gratified that, amongst others, THALES ALENIA SPACE, the CNES (Centre National d’Études Spatiales – National Centre for Space Studies), SAGEM DEFENCE SÉCURITÉ, THALES ANGENIEUX, NEXTER, VINCI CONSTRUCTION and the AUCHAN GROUP all see us as a trusted partner.
The Centre’s structure thus means that we can offer full services from the delivery of instruments and design studies which we handle on our own premises right through to the implementation phases carried out on our clients’ premises, also including the selection of suppliers, cost analysis and market studies, grouped together under three main headings:
Instrumentation and optical engineering ;
Integrated engineering and optical tests on instruments or subassemblies ;
Carrying out of optical benchmarking and the exploitation of existing optical resources.