Jeffery Engineering Inc. is a software and optical engineering company. We develop and provide the Optical Systems Engineering Toolbox (OSET) program to customers world-wide. The goal of OSET is to increase optical systems engineering productivity. This helps the optical engineer, systems engineer, chief engineer or program manager become more efficient and effective.
When as engineer is tasked with system-level design or calculation, he or she will typically find a few books that address the topic. The engineer may need to purchase this book and wait for delivery. The engineer will then read portions of the book(s) to find equations that relate to the problem. The engineer will then put the equations into software such as MS Excel, Matlab or Mathematica. Next he or she will test the calculations against known, basic cases, to confirm that the answers are correct. The engineer will then do the necessary calculations and design work that was assigned to him or her.
OSET reduces this timeline, thus making the engineer more productive. In the US engineering market, engineering labor rates at the company level (charged to other companies or Government customers), can range from $100 to $400 per hour. Thus, a day of labor can be anywhere from $800 to $3,200. It behooves the company that employs these engineers to purchase for them tools like OSET that can make them significantly more productive.