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RUGATE LASER FILTER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
8386
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8386
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
John Brown Assoc Inc.
329 Main Ave Stirling, NJ 07980
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: RUGATE LASER FILTER
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $350,878.00
 

Abstract:

A REQUIREMENT EXISTS TO PROVIDE OCULAR PROTECTION TO TROOPS AT RISK FROM LASER ENERGY EXPOSURE AND BALLISTIC FRAGEMENTS WHILE MAINTAINING ESSENTIAL VISUAL PERFORMANCE. OPTICAL FILTERS BASED ON HOLOGRAPHIC MIRRORS OR THIN FILM INTERFERENCE FILTERS ARE EFFECTIVE IN BLOCKING LASER BEAMS BUT ARE FRAGILE AND ARE SUBJECT TO DEGRADATION FROM AMBIENT MOISTURE. THIS LABORATORY PROPOSES TO MAKE THIN FILM INTERFERENCE FILTERS FROM CROSSLINKED ORGANIC POLYMERS, IN A RUGATE STRUCTURE WITH A SMOOTHLY VARYING, CYCLIC, INDEX OF REFRACTION AND NO INTERFACES FOR DELAMINATION OR MOISTURE ATTACK - ONE SOLID, MONOLITHIC, POLYMER FILM. MANUFACTURE REQUIRES ONLY SIMPLE EQUIPMENT. WE HAVE DEMONSTRATED THE FABRICATION OF PROTOTYPE INTERFERENCE FILTERS FROM ORGANIC POLYMERS, ON THE LABORATORY BENCHTOP, LITERALLY IN MASON JARS.

Principal Investigator:

John A Brown
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Brown J Associates Inc.
Po Box 145 Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No