Breault Research releases next-generation optical design software

Date Announced: 03 Nov 2006

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Breault Research Organization (BRO) has released the next generation of the company's Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAP(R)). ASAP is well known to the optics industry as the most sophisticated program available for the virtual prototyping of optical systems and devices.

Industry applications for ASAP include automotive, architectural and specialty illumination design, simulation of laser systems and other coherent devices, stray light analysis of telescopes and space-based imaging systems, display modeling, complete biomedical system modeling, and micro-optical device modeling through FDTD interoperability.

In the ASAP 2006 release, BRO's development team has focused on interoperability, process automation, and analysis workflow, following best practices outlined within the SEI CMMI Capability Maturity Model.

New features in ASAP 2006 include:

-- CAD Export: Enhanced IGES export with default and user-definable trimming options

-- CIE Analysis: Enhanced data display, renderings, and tests for CIE color analyses

-- IES Import/Export: Import and export energy distributions in this popular file format

-- Quick Start Toolbar: Access interactive scripts for bio models, arrays, and lens creation

-- Path Explorer: A fast, flexible, and powerful tool for analyzing ray paths in optical systems

-- Tolerancing: New sensitivity and compensator features with reporting capabilities

These and previously existing features enable ASAP users in 35 countries to model and analyze the finest details of optical systems, which means users can depend on their simulations to mirror real-world performance. ASAP analyses validate designs and support smooth transitions to manufacturing.

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About Breault Research Organization (BRO)
Breault Research Organization (BRO) is an optical engineering firm of global reach and reputation. BRO's optical software products help engineers turn creative visions into working prototypes, and the company's own engineers work on beyond-state-of-the-art projects for Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, and top government labs. In nearly three decades of innovation, BRO has contributed to the success of engineering projects for thousands of clients. BRO has been recognized by the director of the US Patent and Trademark Office for export achievements, received a Wells Fargo Copper Cactus award for Best Place to Work, and been commended by Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano for excellence in technology development. BRO is a company steadfastly committed to innovation and the success of its clients.

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