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A VARIABLE TRANSMITTANCE ELECTROCHROMIC SPACE SUIT VISOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6698
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6698
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: A VARIABLE TRANSMITTANCE ELECTROCHROMIC SPACE SUIT VISOR
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $495,000.00
 

Abstract:

A SPACE SUIT VISOR WITH A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE GRAY SCALE TRANSMITTANCE IS PROPOSED. THE SOLID STATE LIGHT MODULATORSWILL HAVE A SANDWICH STRUCTURE COMPRISED OF ELECTROCHROMIC THIN FILMS SEPARATED BY A POLYMERIC ELECTROLYTE. THE STRUCTURE IS ANALOGOUS TO A RECHARGEABLE, THIN FILM BATTERY WITH OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT ELECTRODES AND A VISIBLE STATE OFCHARGE. BECAUSE THE DEVICE HAS A LOW POWER CONSUMPTION AND REQUIRES POWER ONLY DURING TRANSMISSION CHANGES, IT COULD BE READILY INCORPORATED INTO A SPACE SUIT POWER ENVIRONMENT AND CONTROLLED EITHER AUTOMATICALLY VIA A FEEDBACK MECHANISMOR MANUALLY. PHASE I WILL DEAL WITH PRODUCING AND TESTING PROTOTYPE ELECTROCHROMIC MODULATORS ON POLYMERIC SUBSTRATES THAT COULD BE LAMINATED INTO A VISOR STRUCTURE. SEVERAL NEW THIN FILM ELECTROCHROMIC MATERIALS WILL BE EVALUATED WHICH SHOULD HAVE IMPROVED GRAY SCALE COLORATION COMPARED TO PRESENTLY AVAILABLE COMPONENTS, WHICH ARE BLUE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Stuart F Cogan

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Eic Laboratory, Inc.
111 Downey St Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No