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NOVEL PROCESSIBLE CONDUCTING POLYMER BASED VISIBLE AND IR TRANSMISSIVE OPTICAL…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
15299
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15299
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Gumbs Associates, Inc.
11 Harts Lane East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: NOVEL PROCESSIBLE CONDUCTING POLYMER BASED VISIBLE AND IR TRANSMISSIVE OPTICAL WINDOW MATERIALS
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,312.00
 

Abstract:

DDRESSING THE NEED FOR HIGHLY CONDUCTIVE, IR AND VISIBLE TRANSPARENT OPTICAL WINDOW MATERIALS, THE PROPOSED WORK SEEKS TO USE NOVEL SOLUBLE CONDUCTING POLYMERS DEVELOPED IN THESE LABORATORIES IN UNRELATED WORK WHICH HAVE DEMONSTRATED HIGH TRANSPARENCY ACROSS THE VISIBLE AND MUCH OF THE IR REGIONS (DATA QUOTED HEREIN). THESE POLYMERS HAVE CONDUCTIVITIES UP TO 10 OHMS/SQUARE, THERMAL STABILITIES TO 350XC, THEIR REPROCESSED (RECAST) FILMS HAVE PROPERTIES IDENTICAL TO VIRGIN FILMS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THEIR TRANSPARENCIES ARE CONTROLLABLE VIA DOPING LEVEL AND OTHER PARAMETERS. THE APPROACH PROPOSED WILL INVESTIGATE TWO METHODS OF USING THESE POLYMERS AS LAMINATES MOULDED UNDER HIGH PRESSURE, WHICH PRIOR UNRELATED WORK HAS CONFIRMED HAVE GOOD DURABILITY, AND AS CONDUCTIVE COATINGS ON TRANSPARENT SUBSTRATES. ADVANTAGES OVER COMPETING TECHNOLOGIES INCLUDE WIDE-BAND APPLICABILITY ACROSS THE VISIBLE AND IR REGIONS, PROCESSIBILITY AND MOULDABILITY INTO LARGE AREAS OR ODD SHAPES, AND LOW COST, WITH PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES FOR COATINGS BEING $0.75/SQUARE FOOT AND FOR MOULDED MATERIALS BEING $5.00/SQUARE FOOT. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS - IF THE TECHNOLOGY IS SUCCESSFUL, BESIDES THE PRESENT APPLICATIONS FOR CONDUCTIVE, IR AND VISIBLE TRANSMISSIVE MATERIALS, OTHER APPLICATIONS INCLUDE WHEREVER CONDUCTIVE COATINGS ARE NEEDED, E.G. RADAR SIGNATURE CONTROL, IR, VISIBLE EMISSIVITY AND SIGNATURE CONTROL, PHOTOCHROMIC DISPLAYS, ELECTRODE BATTERIES. SINCE THE NEW POLYMERS HAVE APPRECIABLE NONLINEAR OPTICAL EFFECTS, ELECTRO-OPTIC SWITCHES ARE ALSO AN APPLICATION.

Principal Investigator:

P Sekhar
Principal Investigator
9082579053

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Gumbs Associates Inc
11 Harts Lane East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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