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High-Performance Infrared Liquid Crystals

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73426
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-029-0017
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 45440-3638
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: High-Performance Infrared Liquid Crystals
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0067
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG) proposes to synthesize, formulate, and characterize novel high performance liquid crystal material systems for use in enhanced performance active or passive infrared (IR) modulators and filtering devices, such as IR laser protective filters, liquid crystal light valves, and optical phased arrays for infrared beam steering. Enhancements in electro-optic response time and reduced threshold voltage will succeed using a molecular design producing very high dielectric anisotropy, high birefringence, and low viscosity while providing reduced infrared absorption. The optimization of an electro-optic IR device using current materials is challenging and typically involves making trade-offs in the desired properties. CRG's design will yield liquid crystal materials and dopants offering enhancements in desired properties such as birefringence while reducing the customary trade-offs associated with current materials.

Principal Investigator:

Richard D. Hreha
Research Scientist
9373201877
hrehard@crgrp.net

Business Contact:

Patrick J. Hood
President
9373201877
hoodpj@crgrp.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Rd Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
KENT STATE UNIV.
Research and Graduate Studies, 134A Auditorium Building
Kent, OH 44242
Contact: Carol M. Toncar
Contact Phone: (330) 672-2070
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university