Space & security
From a heritage of space developments since 1996, Lambda-X provides custom optical solutions for the markets of science payloads (ISS, sounding rockets & Satellites), Earth observation, Space exploration, Space Situational Awareness, vision and metrology for defense.
UVIS, is the
Imaging Technology for harsh environment
Imaging device working at extremely high temperature that records the position of the flaperons of the “Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV)” during the re-entry phase.
Attitude & Orbit Control Systems
The Picard Sun Ecartometry Sensor (PSES) is the fine solar pointer aligning the Picard satellite instruments with the sun and boasting an accuracy higher than 5 arcsec (~0.001 deg). The Picard satellite is a CNES solar-terrestrial microsatellite of the Myriade series. Its overall objective consists in monitoring the solar diameter, differential rotation, and constant (simultaneous measurement of the absolute total and spectral solar irradiance), and in studying the long-term nature of their interrelations.
Optical Metrology & Manufacturing
Experimental cell glass section for fluid physics in microgravity. This dodecagonal glass cell boasted extreme alignment specifications, as the glass had to be distributed with 30° +/-12arcmin in between each side with a front-to-front glass alignment under 18 arcsec. This was manufactured through the controlled gluing of twelve high-spec glass blocks.
The Selectable Optical DIagnostics (SODI) payload project, developed in collaboration with QinetiQ Space for ESA, embeds three major optical diagnostics. Each Optical Diagnostics works on two parallel optical channels: two-wavelengths interferometers (Mach-Zehnder types), a Fourier interferometer with two perpendicular views and a separate module (separated for safety reasons related to the investigated solutions) dedicated to near-field scattering on colloid solutions.
650 sq. m. certified ISO7 with local areas in ISO 5
High precision tooling for various assemblies
Optics alignment & assembly (mechanical, gluing …)
Metrology for optical components & systems quality control
Wavefront measurements, MTF, interferometric bench, cosmetic & photometric controls
Support customer products evolution
Optical & opto-mechanical design, electronics, software development, EMC testing & certification
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Lambda-X creates and manufactures optical systems for space, security, industrial and medical applications.
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