Daniel Vukobratovich
Senior Professional Engineer
SPIE Involvement:
Track Chair | Author | Instructor
Publications (20)

Proceedings Article | 2 September 2015 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9573, Optomechanical Engineering 2015
KEYWORDS: Superposition, Mirrors, Interfaces, Wavefronts, Objectives, Finite element methods, Mirror mounts, Mirror pointing, Tolerancing, Optical mounts

Proceedings Article | 2 September 2015 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9573, Optomechanical Engineering 2015
KEYWORDS: Optical components, Prisms, Glasses, Lens design, Cements, Epoxies, Chemical elements, Adhesives, Optics manufacturing, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 24 September 2011 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8125, Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Diamond, Polishing, Aerospace engineering, Glasses, Nickel, Surface roughness, Distortion, Aluminum, Surface finishing

SPIE Press Book | 27 June 2011
KEYWORDS: Eye, Prisms, Objectives, Astronomy, Glasses, Cameras, Telescopes, Visualization, Photography

Proceedings Article | 16 November 2000 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 4131, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VIII
KEYWORDS: Thermography, Germanium, Distortion, Finite element methods, Beryllium, Adhesives, Optical mounts, Optical cryogenics, Cryogenics, Temperature metrology

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Proceedings Volume Editor (7)

SPIE Conference Volume | 28 September 1999

SPIE Conference Volume | 28 September 1999

SPIE Conference Volume | 16 September 1993

SPIE Conference Volume | 1 December 1991

SPIE Conference Volume | 9 November 1989

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Conference Committee Involvement (17)
Optomechanical Engineering 2021
1 August 2021 | San Diego, California, United States
Optomechanical Engineering 2019
14 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
Optomechanical Engineering 2017
9 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
Optomechanical Engineering 2015
11 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
Optomechanical Engineering 2013
27 August 2013 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC014: Introduction to Optomechanical Design
This course will provide the training needed for the optical engineer to work with the mechanical features of optical systems. The emphasis is on providing techniques for rapid estimation of optical system performance. Subject matter includes material properties for optomechanical design, kinematic design, athermalization techniques, window design, lens and mirror mounting.
SC561: Optomechanics for Space Applications
Optomechanics intended for flight applications on satellite, rocket, or high altitude balloon payloads have special design requirements in addition to those necessary for earth-based systems. Space environment conditions such as micro-gravity, vacuum, radiation, temperature gradients, and jitter impose special constraints on optomechanical design. Optics and their mounts must not only survive launch loads, but also meet mass and envelope restrictions, maintain precision alignment, and demonstrate long-term stability. Further, these systems must operate remotely once they arrive on-orbit and remain reliable throughout the life of the mission. This course reviews environmental conditions for common orbits, spacecraft, and launch vehicles and describes how they influence optomechanical design requirements. The effect of space conditions on materials is covered in detail. Participants are provided with tools necessary for selecting suitable structural and optical materials, lubricants, and adhesives for flight design. Optomechanical principles appropriate for flight designs are reviewed and methods for resolving common design issues are presented. Flight design examples related to course topics are covered in detail at the end of the day.
SC433: Advanced Optomechanical Design
This course provides detailed knowledge of specialized topics in optomechanics, including control of deflection, vibration control, and the design of high performance mirrors. Design of ultra-lightweight optical systems and performance of optical systems in dynamic environments (temperature and vibration) is discussed in detail. The course emphasis is on detailed analytical models of system performance, supported by worked examples and an extensive bibliography. Attendees will obtain information on state-of-the-art solutions to many important optomechanical problems.
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