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Trimable Solid State Electrochromic Flight Visor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79290
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-019-3813
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc.
2345 Anvil Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33710-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Trimable Solid State Electrochromic Flight Visor
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-6663
Award Amount: $99,962.00
 

Abstract:

Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMDs) prevent the pilot from raising or lowering a tinted visor when moving from a high to low light level condition. Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc., has developed and demonstrated an electrochromic all solid state variable transmittance visor that is: low power; rapidly transitioning; trimable; spectrally neutral; and clear failing. The device can be cut or trimmed with scissors and remains operational. Commercially available vacuum deposition chambers may be used to deposit the device on complex curved polycarbonate substrate. Eclipse devices have a transmission range of 18% to 50% at 550 nm with a transition time of 5 seconds, fails clear, and have cycled over 600,000 times. However, anticipating the need for faster and wider modulation range devices, Eclipse has also developed and a rapid switching large range device that modulates between 20% to 80% in less then 2 seconds with a millisecond response time (although a less mature technology than the 18% to 50% modulation range device). Rockwell Collins, a leading provider of HMDs for the Warfighter, has agreed to provide subcontractor services for operational, engineering, and manufacturing analysis (see attached letter). Eclipse/Partners plan to Fast Track the Phase II effort with non SBIR funds.

Principal Investigator:

Hulya Demiryont
Chief Scientist
7273447300
hdemiryont@eclipsethinfilms.com

Business Contact:

Jay Wolfington
President
7273447300
jwolfington@eclipsethinfilms.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ECLIPSE ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
2345 Anvil Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33710

EIN/Tax ID: 593269075
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No