Engineering design and analysis
20 Mar 2018





​Capabilities include the design of Airborne Optical Systems, Satellite Pre-flight Systems, Precision and High-performance Actuation, Thermal Design and Engineering, and Design for Additive Manufacture. The Engineering Projects Group based at the OpTIC Centre provides a multi-disciplinary design service to the UK aerospace and precision engineering sectors. Its links with the optics industry and its history of delivering innovative high precision engineering solutions make it a clear choice for the design, supply and integration of both airborne systems and ground support equipment. The team is staffed by professional engineers with substantial industrial and science-sector experience, including the design of large optical telescopes and instrumentation, vacuum and cryogenic system design and integration, and high performance structural engineering. 

The team uses a full range of analytical and modelling software for the design of both optical and mechanical systems. Software in regular use includes:

  •  Zemax
  • FRED
  • Ansys
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Solidworks · Matlab​​s​