Permanent fiber optic cable repairs on Naval aircraft usually require significant downtime and relocation of aircraft to a hangar bay or even Depot, Tetramer’s TIMA fiber optic adhesive facilitates a permanent, in field repair option in the form of a mechanical splice. The actual repair steps themselves typically can be accomplished using the fielded Fiber Optic Repair Set (FORS) in about an hour, depending on the location of the repair and the existing environmental conditions. TIMA fiber optic adhesive requires no special storage conditions to maintain its excellent shelf life. Currently undergoing MIL qualification, TIMA was developed for avionics platforms but can easily be transitioned to shipboard and small network applications. Tetramer is a small business based in South Carolina which prides itself in being your partner in molecular architecture. Tetramer’s team of experienced chemists help design custom solutions to materials problems and provide small scale high value material synthesis.
Modern polymer lens designs offer dramatic size and weight reduction, increased focusing power, and improved aberration correction compared to conventional ceramic lenses. While commodity polymers possess forward scattering optical loss that limits the resolution of optical systems, Tetramer Technologies is developing polymers with improved optical performance to enable polymer lenses in amplified optical systems like night vision goggles. Tetramer specializes in developing applied materials that meet targeted customer properties through the design and synthesis of unique molecular architectures. Tetramer® optical polymers have been produced at a multi-kilogram scale and validated in conventional lens manufacturing processes. By partnering with optical manufacturers to refresh current devices, such as the AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), and design the next generation devices, Tetramer will bring light-weight, high-performance night vision goggles to the warfighter.