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High-Performance Glassy Liquid Crystal Optical Filters for Laser Protection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
41152
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41152
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: High-Performance Glassy Liquid Crystal Optical Filters for Laser Protection
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

Glassy liquid crystals (GLCI represent a new emerging class of advanced organic materials which have significant potential for being readily processed into uniform optical quality thin films. In this proposal, we propose to develop high-performance optical filter and polarizer technology specifically for laser protection applications. The proposed GLC-based optical filters are specifically well suited to fill the technology need for a high-performance, near-infrared rejection filter. Some of the attractive characteristics of GLC-based optical filter technology include: ease of processing, low-cost, large area coverage, potentially durable against cryogenic cycling, high optical densities in the designed rejection band, and excellent transparency at other wavelengths. In the program we propose to investigate the materials and processing technology necessary to fabricate high-performance optical filters. Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. has teamed with the University of Rochester to bring the technology to fruition.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Patrick J. Hood
9373201877

Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

Cornerstone Research Group,
2792 Indian Ripple Rd. Dayton, OH 45440

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