Manning Applied Technologies (MAT) is in the process of improving their existing interferometer designs. MAT desires a more precise method of aligning the mirrors inside an interferometer. The goal of the Precision Reflections Team is to produce a technology that could be used in mirror alignment providing angular precision within 1.0 µrad.
Manning Applied Technology (MAT) was founded in 1993 to upgrade obsolete Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometers and add step-scanning capabilities. MAT provides consulting and contract research in the related areas of FT-IR instrumentation and spectroscopy, including digital signal processing and electronics. More recently, MAT has developed a series of instruments for polymer rheo-optical measurements and pioneered in the area of very-rapid-scan FT-IR spectrometry.