Although many times we are just hired for optical system development or lens design, here are examples of services that we can provide or that can be provided in combination with our partners. Unless you are just looking to hire us for hourly consultation, please provide some details on the scope and requirements so we can define a statement of work (SOW):
Stakeholders and Project Managers assume that everyone knows this, but typically everyone has a different version in their head. This can be updated, but this must be clear and consistent throughout the team. Everyone should understand the big picture
The majority of past work has been performing detailed optical system design using tools like Zemax & Solidworks. However, sometimes MATLAB, Python, OSLO, CODE V, FRED, GLAD, Solstis, Mathcad and other tools have been utilized depending on the resources and requirements. This is the nitty gritty details
Typically, we create a sub-task that fits into your overall plan. However, we can help you set up a larger portion of your overall project plan, and the monitor and control it. Many project managers check the boxes, but we figure out which boxes are important and drive customer satisfaction therefore providing the compass to use with your project road map
This is the ticket to getting the most value out of your hardware. Typically algorithm development and modeling are done early in the development process or in parallel with the detailed system design; however, sometimes this is updated when calibratin with the final hardware. We mainly use R-Statistics, MATLAB and Python with many modeules for this; however, we have experience with other modeling tools.
We can support your project by providing documentation for production, quality, test, service, customers, or certification agencies. However, primarily, we provide documentation for our technical output, so the work can be repeated and improved for future projects
Just like an audiophile, we fine tune the results by trouble shooting and refining based upon verification and validation testing. Many times, you only need to refine your current product, but sometimes during a project we determine their a potential improvements for future revisions/products.
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|For fixed cost contracts give the customer a firm knowledge of the cost, but they require details that many customers do not have. Plus, we need to add some buffer to account for our risk; however, this gives the customer certainty.||Hourly rates make sense for trouble shooting, business consulting, brain storming, as well as development where you do not have a clearly defined scope of work and deliverables. This is very common.||A hybrid approach can mean that we charge a lower hourly or fixed rate cost, but then we own the rights to the design and you must then go through us for the hardware. This makes sense when your company does not plan on fabricating hardware.|
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