About Optical Scientific

Optical Scientific, Inc. was founded in 1985. We are a research, development, engineering and manufacturing firm located in the I-270 high technology corridor outside of Washington, DC.

We design and build the most advanced optical instruments in the world for measuring precipitation, air flow, turbulence, and visibility. For over thirty years we have been engaged in a constant research and development program to ensure our position as world leader. Our sensors and systems serve airports, highways, railroads, sea-borne vessels, smelters, power plants, refineries, and hundreds of other commercial and industrial sites around the world.

Our dedicated staff of scientists, engineers, and technicians are constantly looking for new challenges. We take pride in our work, and in delivering superior instruments to our customers.



Dr. Ting-I Wang

Executive Vice President
Sung Kim

Vice President Sales/Marketing
Donn Williams


Weather Sensors
Rain, Snow, Visibility, & Present Weather Sensors

Environmental Sensors
Optical Anemometers & Optical Flow Sensors

Systems Integration
Data Acquisition Systems, AWOS Systems

Field Engineering
Field Testing, Installation & Support Services

Our Business Mix

Customer List

Governmental / Research

  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Army Research Laboratory
  • Atmospheric Services Laboratory
  • Australian Antarctic Division
  • City of Warsaw Wastewater Utility (Indiana, US)
  • Fort Belvoir
  • Geophysical Laboratory
  • Hill AFB
  • Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Joint Ice Center
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Maryland DOT
  • McClellan AFB
  • Michigan State University
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • NASA Langley Federal Aviation Administration (ASOS)
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • New Hampshire DOT
  • Ohio DOT
  • Palm Beach Resource Recovery
  • PMEL
  • Randolph AFB
  • Redstone Arsenal
  • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
  • Sandia National Laboratory
  • University of Cincinnati
  • U.S. Air Force Eglin AFB
  • U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (VOLPE)
  • U.S. Navy (ASOS)
  • Vermont DOT
  • WPL
  • Wisconsin DOT
  • Wyoming DOT

Commercial / Industrial

  • AAI Systems Management
  • AES Corporation
  • Air Liquide
  • Airtox Environmental
  • Alcan
  • Alcoa Corp
  • Alliant Energy
  • Altech Environment U.S.A.
  • Amp Cherokee
  • Arkema
  • Boise Paper
  • British Petroleum
  • Cemtrex
  • Chevron
  • Climatronics Corporation
  • Coastal Environment Systems
  • Covanta Energy
  • DirecTV
  • Detroit Edison
  • Dominion Virginia Power
  • Duke Energy
  • E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Co. L
  • Exxon – Mobil
  • Formosa Plastics
  • Geneq, Inc.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • KRATON Polymers
  • Lehigh White Cement
  • Les Contrôles PROVAN Associés Inc.
  • Linde Gas
  • Maine Energy Recovery Co.
  • Marathon Ashland Petroleum
  • Mesotech, Inc.
  • Mount Isa Mines
  • MTECH Sustems
  • NuMetrics
  • OtterTail Power Company
  • Petrobras
  • Petroleum Refineries Corp.
  • Process Barron
  • Saint Gobain Glass
  • Sankosha – USA
  • Saskpower
  • Solutia
  • Solvay Chemicals
  • Sunoco Oil
  • Shell Chemical
  • Shell Pipieline Co.
  • Valero Oil
  • Wheelabrator

Classification: Status: Small Business SIC 3827 Optical Instruments & Lenses

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