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Arc Source Multi-Layer Coatings to Doublelighting System Lifetimes without…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74289
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0034
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Focus, Inc.
32000 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139-2875
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Arc Source Multi-Layer Coatings to Doublelighting System Lifetimes without Affecting Performance
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0231
Award Amount: $749,199.00
 

Abstract:

We will determine how to effectively apply an organometallic external barrier coating to arc tubes to prevent or delay their failure by devitrification. The most important consideration is source life, followed by lumen maintenance, the spectral output and cost. The coating process will be the Microdyne system demonstrated in Phase I. The alternate processes of CLCB and dip-coating will be investigated. The spectral, barrier, and conductive features of a number of different compounds (mostly Si, Ta, and Ti based) will be explored in UV, IR, anti-reflective and tinted coatings. In addition to devitrification formation and temp life, the coatings interaction with arc tube construction, back-arc starting, and thermal affects will be tested and the science investigated. To accomplish all this, rapid and thorough life testing capabilities will be constructed.

Principal Investigator:

Roger Buelow
Chief Technical Officer
4407151251
rbuelow@fiberstars.com

Business Contact:

Robert Conners
Chief Financial Officer
4407151255
rconners@fiberstars.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FIBERSTARS, INC.
32000 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139

EIN/Tax ID: 943021850
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No