ROCKLEDGE, FL — September 3, 2020 — Mainstream Engineering Corporation (Rockledge, FL) will be demonstrating the capability for optical elements to automatically and independently repair damage. The self-healing optics are capable of returning to their originally manufactured performance after receiving either physical or laser damage. The repair mechanism is automatically initiated by the damage and requires no human triggering and is completed within seconds.
U.S. Army sensor systems consist of the most advanced technology available and are routinely subjected to extreme environments including heat, cold, sand/dust, high winds, and intense lasers which can result in their damage. It is a burden upon the Army in terms of materiel and labor to replace these elements but an even greater threat is the tactical disadvantage of a system becoming inoperable during maneuvers. The Army needs self-healing optics that can be applied to its sensor systems.
About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a 34-year-old Brevard County, Florida manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced cost-competitive products, which are made in the USA. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition advanced R&D into high-quality, environmentally-safe, green, commercial products using lean manufacturing techniques. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, biomass conversion, chemical technology and materials science.