Dream is a Nazareth, PA (USA) privately owned company, employing only US citizens, with 100% of the products being designed & produced inside the US.

Optical systems from 50mm to 1.15m.

Existing designs can be modified to meet your specific needs. More than 90% of what Dream produces is custom. Contact Dream to discuss your project.

Modern Optical Metrology

Free Space Optical Communication Ground Stations: Telescopes, Tracking Mounts & Enclosures

Using Dream's zeroDELTA engineered lightweight mirrors & extensive CFSC structures.

For the past 16 years Dream has engineered & produced lightweight products designed from the ground up for remote & robotic use, with industry-leading;

* Lowest maintenance & cleaning schedule,
* Athermal telescopes with outstanding thermal performance & consistency,
* Highest stiffness-to-weight ratio for outstanding mechanical performance,
* Best focal plane performance (resolution); Dream deals directly with mirror-seeing, mass & stiffness,
* Best pointing & tracking performance with no settle time required, 
* Robust and lightweight instruments that require smaller mounts,
* Filtered Air System Technology (FAST™) that maintains;
XXXX Thermal equilibrium to outside ambient temperature,
XXXX Clean interiors on open optical designs like the R-C Cassegrain,
XXXX Greatest mean time between required coatings of the mirrors and
XXXX Higher reflectivity/maintained signal strength over time.
* CFSC with extremely low CTE; telescopes & enclosures maintain shape for higher daytime use performance.
* For use in the hottest deserts to the coldest tundras.

They are ideal for slewing to a satellite, high-altitude UAV & balloon-borne platforms quickly, tracking it consistently, then slewing to the next. Over and over again, hundreds to thousands of times a day. The highest total system performance day after day, season after season, year after year. No other company in the world has Dream's technologies or can offer this level of long-term performance.

"Your company does phenomenal work. There is a lot of thought and heart that goes into your products. Dream's engineering sets their lightweight mirrors apart from competitors. Your engineering goes beyond the lightweight aspect. You focus on actual performance!"

- Ted Kamprath: 40 years in professional optics, using everything from million dollar test rooms to 144" Continuous Polishers.


Space Domain Awareness (SDA),

Print through FEA: design iteration 7 (left - 58nm) versus the final iteration; 23rd (right - under 5nm).

Click above to see amazing videos and the quality of a recently finished 20" primary mirror.

Below is an example of a custom Dream 610mm (CA) R-C Cassegrain

currently used by NASA for Optical Communications/LaserCom.
AIR FORCE (AF) 19.1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

lightweight optical communication, free space optical communication, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, TeraByte InfraRed Delivery (TBIRD) CubeSat payload, Optical Ground Station (OGS)

ByteCubed, Oasis Systems, Riverside Research, Peerless Technologies and/or Stealth Entry LLC.
This page has information about the engineered zeroDELTAlightweight mirrors used in all Dream instruments.
AF191-D001 Low Cost Laser Communications Ground Terminal Network

low cost network of laser communications (lasercom) ground terminals for bi-directional communications with satellites

CubeSat Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) lasercom, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Optical Comminications Telescope Laboratory, JPL Optical and Quantum Communications Technology Group
NASA Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA GSFC), NASA Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD)
This page has information about Dream's lightweight opto-mechanical instruments that use carbon fiber & CFSC extensively.
Optical Communications Telescope Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) Table Mountain, CA, Optical Ground Station (OGS), Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS)


Since 2003 - design and fabrication of;
* advanced lightweight structures
lightweight mirrors
* full instruments.

From optical design to finished product.

Dream circa 2005: 3 year old composite expert


Laser Communication Terminal inside optical ground station for freespace optical communication, TESAT, COMSAT inc, kongsberg satellite services, L3Harris Technologies
Electro optic systems (EOS), electro optic system technologies (EOST), L3Harris, Boeing Defense & Space, Officiana stellare, planewave
lasercom, free space optical communication, lasercom ground stations, free space optical communication ground stations, remote and robotic ground stations

Performance Doesn't Fear Change. It Defies The Status Quo.

Dream can produce full instruments ranging from f2.0 to f20+, from UV to LWIR. Click here to see our standard line of lightweight, extremely high performance R-C telescopes or Contact Dream to discuss your project's custom requirements.

Text (610) 360-7874 or e-mail info @ dreamscopes . com to discuss your project's needs.

Dream's 7000 sq ft facility

pricing, availability and specifications subject to change without notice

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