New Optical Tracking System developed by Vision Engineering for UCF being considered for deployment on the International Space Station

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 16, 2015) — Vision Engineering Solutions, LLC recently completed development of a powerful new Optical Tracking System that cuts costs in half and precisely monitors satellites, missiles, drones and a wide range of projectiles.

Ed Logue, chief executive officer of Vision Engineering, said the device was developed for the UCF CREOL College of Optics and Photonics.

Dr. Ronald Phillips, chief scientist at the Townes Institute of Science and Technology Experimentation Facility at UCF, said the instrument was funded by a grant from the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program in the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research.

Phillips called the Vision Engineering instrument “spectacular.”

“We could not be more pleased with their product,” Dr. Phillips said.

Logue said Vision Engineering’s Optical Tracking System can be manufactured more quickly, and costs less than half of what government agencies pay for competitive instruments.  The system consists of a tracking gimbal, optics (telescopes), sensors, a remote control station, a generator (for remote site operations), and an enclosed trailer that houses the entire system for transportability.

Vision Engineering’s Optical Tracking Device accurately tracks moving objects and projectiles with both optics and specialized sensors, including infrared, and collects metric data and images for scientific and engineering analysis.

Vision’s founders have had a mutually beneficial relationship with UCF for over 20 years.  They have collaborated on numerous projects that took basic and applied research through to prototypes and fielded systems.

“Our latest partnership has enabled us to design, build and test an entirely new product that will open up commercial markets for us,” stated Logue.   “The Optical Tracking System has many potential uses, including Department of Defense test ranges for missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, commercial space operations, telecommunications and NASA, which is considering deployment aboard the International Space Station.”

Vision Engineering is a client company of the University of Central Florida’s Business Incubation Program located at Central Florida Research Park in East Orange County.

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For more information media should contact
Ed Logue, CEO, Vision Engineering, 407-947-4653
Carol Ann Dykes, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-207-7426,;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 or

About Vision Engineering
Vision Engineering provides engineering services in optics and photonics for aerospace applications. Vision is already doing work for Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division.  Seaport-E provides the opportunity to be a prime contractor on additional work for Dahlgren as well as other Naval commands.   Since opening an operations facility at Kennedy Space Center in 2012, Vision Engineering has grown from seven to 17 specialized technology workers

About the UCF Business Incubation Program: 
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.518 on regional sales and $2.488 on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program.
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