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Wide Waveband, Large Aperture, Trichroic Beamcombiner

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87006
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-030-2876
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 33710-3905
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Wide Waveband, Large Aperture, Trichroic Beamcombiner
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0018
Award Amount: $119,958.00
 

Abstract:

Recent developments in hardware-in-the-loop systems for simulation and test of defense-critical sensors have led to requirements for optical beam combiners transmitting near infrared and Ka bands but reflecting long-wave infrared bands. Many candidate materials fall short of meeting specifications in these wavelength regions. By using innovative inhomogeneous (or rugated) index of refraction profile filter design techniques, needle-synthesis techniques, and a state-of-the-art deposition tool, it will be possible design and fabricate a trichroic beam combiner passing 1064 nm, blocking the LWIR, and passing the Ka band. This will be accomplished through achieving the Phase I technical objectives of formulating and theoretically modeling initial designs for rugate coatings to met spectral requirements, depositing beam combiner coatings on small witness pieces to develop process monitoring procedures and evaluating environmental durability (heat, humidity shift, abrasion) and iterating the design to compensate as needed.

Principal Investigator:

Rand Dannenberg
Scientist
7273447300
rdannenberg@eclipsethinfilms.com

Business Contact:

Ronald Storm
General Manager/Vice President
7273447300
rstorm@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