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Variable Optical Transmission Lens for Integrated Eyewear Protection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87288
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-132-2085
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kent Optronics, Inc
40 Corporate Park Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12533-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Variable Optical Transmission Lens for Integrated Eyewear Protection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W91CRB-10-C-0018
Award Amount: $729,942.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase II proposal is to develop electrically variable light transmission (VLT) see-through lenses (i.e., spectacles) that provide dynamic light transmission control to accommodate lighting level between bright and dark environments. In full daylight, the VLT lens maintains sufficient light attenuation to reduce staining and fatigue of the eyes. Under low light environments and twilight conditions, the VLT lens passes ~90% of the light to the user eyes to enable natural vision which is superior to night vision sensors for situational awareness. The proposed VLT spectacle is regarded as the best candidate that will bring immediately the following main benefits. ~20% more light transmission in clear state than the most advanced state-of-the-art variable eyewears 2.1X higher attenuation contrast than the state-of-the-art >100'sX faster transition speed as compared to photochromic VLT eyewears Truly color neutral versus photochromic VLT eyewears

Principal Investigator:

Ben Tang
Manager
8458970138
bentang@kentoptronics.com

Business Contact:

Le Li
CEO
8458970138
leli@kentoptronics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KENT OPTRONICS, INC.
40 Corporate Park Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

EIN/Tax ID: 341912725
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No