ABOUT

LOD has over 20 years optical design experience in the private sector, universities, NASA, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Army.  LOD also has field work experience with the Department of Defense on multiple programs; assisting with field measurements, laboratory scientific work and airborne optical designs.  This variety of experience enables LOD to successfully design any optical system.  Each client will receive competitive prices with their choice of hourly rates or fixed design prices depending on what fits the clients' budget and/or purchase order requirements. 

Dr. Logan DesAutels learned the art and science of optical design in 1995 at the University of Dayton under Dr. John Loomis (https://udayton.edu/directory/engineering/electrical_and_computer/loomis_john.php) using Code V.  In 1997 Dr. DesAutels began using Zemax optical design software and trained by Dr. Ken Moore (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zemax).  In 2004 Dr. DesAutels started Logan Optical Designs with Defense Research Associates (DRA) as their first customer.  Originally the name of the company was going to be DesAutels Engineering in honor of Dr. DesAutels' father's company from the 1980's, but with limited time available, Logan Optical Designs was chosen for name simplicity and time.  "Optical design is our passion; it's what we do".

Dr. Logan DesAutels
Founder and Principal

Logan is the founder and principal optical designer of LOD.  Designs ranging from medical Intra-ocular aspherical lenses to A.F. airborne telescope systems.  LOD/Logan also specializes in high power LED light distribution modeling and design. 

Jose Bouza
Mechanical Engineering

Jose Bouza is LOD's lead mechanical engineer and owner of North Pointe Associates; partner of LOD.  Jose and Logan have been working on prototype projects fro over a decade.  North Pointe developed all of the mechanical housings in LOD's products page and for many of LOD's customers.

Kristen DesAutels
VP/DO Marketing

Kristen is VP and DO of LOD as well as manager of Curly's Place, which part of the LOD corporation.  The riding facility offers lessons for young or new riders.  The LOD laboratory, office and riding facility are at the same location.

Devin and Alyssa Todd
Electrical/Software Engingeering

Devin and Alyssa are both electrical and software engineers.  They are new partners of LOD for the past 3-4 years.  They design and build high power LED and laser diode circuit board drivers.

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