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SPACE-BASED OPTICAL COMPONENTS PROTECTION BY HARD ADHERENT DIAMOND COATINGS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
6003
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6003
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ionic Atlanta Inc
1347 Spring St Atlanta, GA 30309
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: SPACE-BASED OPTICAL COMPONENTS PROTECTION BY HARD ADHERENT DIAMOND COATINGS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

COATINGS ARE NEEDED TO PROTECT FROM DAMAGE AND DETERIORATION THE LARGEVARIETY OF OPTICAL COMPONENTS WHICH WILL BE USED IN SPACE-BASED DEFENSE SYSTEMS. THESE COATINGS MUST BE TRANSPARENT FROM THE INFRAREDTO THE ULTRAVIOLET, HARD, RESISTANT TO EROSION BY ATOMIC OXYGEN AND BYPARTICLES, AND SURVIVABLE UNDER EXTREME TEMPERATURE CYCLING. THE TECHNOLOGY OF PLASMA-AIDED COATING IS BEING DEVELOPED TO APPLY THIN DIAMOND AND DIAMOND-LIKE PROTECTIVE COATINGS TO OPTICAL MATERIALS. THE BEST FEATURES OF PLASMA DEPOSITION PROCESSES ARE BEING COMBINED WITH THOSE OF ION-ASSISTED COATING TO CREATE COATINGS WHICH HAVE HIGH OPTICAL QUALITY AND ADHERE WELL TO ALMOST ANY SUBSTRATE. THE RELATIVEMERITS OF TWO METHODS FOR DEPOSITING DIAMOND COATINGS (PLASMA DEPOSITION AND ION BEAM DEPOSITION) ARE BEING EVALUATED. SUCCESSFUL COATINGS WILL BE ION IMPLANTED TO ENSURE GOOD ADHESION. THE CHEMISTRY, HARDNESS, AND SCRATCH-RESISTANCE OF THE COATINGS ARE BEING MEASURED. THE INITIAL EFFORT WILL ENABLE THE DETERMINATION OF WHICH OF THE DIAMOND DEPOSITION PROCESSES SHOULD BE DEVELOPED IN A LATER PHASE. THE RESULTS OF A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM WILL BE BROAD-BAND TRANSMITTING COATINGS WHICH WILL BE EXTREMELY HARD, CHEMICALLY STABLE,SCRATCH-RESISTANT, AND APPLICABLE TO ALMOST ANY OPTICAL COMPONENT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Keith O Legg
4048765166

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ionic Atlanta Inc.
1347 Spring St Atlanta, GA 30309

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