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Singlet-Delta Oxygen Generation via Electron Impact Excitation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69718
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-073-1693
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400 Austin, TX 78741-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Singlet-Delta Oxygen Generation via Electron Impact Excitation
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: FA9451-04-M-0238
Award Amount: $99,970.00
 

Abstract:

Chemical oxygen-iodine lasers (COIL) are being developed for use in several MDA mission areas, in part due to their favorable operating wavelength, relatively high chemical efficiency, and their ability to be scaled to high beam powers. Unfortunately, the reagents and fluid-handling equipment associated with generation of one of the laser reactants (metastable oxygen) are bulky, hazardous to personnel, and are, in general, not well-suited for an aircraft or space environment. Nanohmics proposes to develop a metastable oxygen generator for COIL based on electron-impact excitation of gaseous O2, using electrons produced via field emission from an array of carbon-based nanostructures. The generator we propose will allow production of a high-yield flow of metastable oxygen without contamination by atomic oxygen, water vapor, hydrogen peroxide, or other species that can adversely affect the downstream laser components or can cause quenching of the excited iodine.

Principal Investigator:

Byron Zollars
Chief Scientist
5123899990
bzollars@nanohmics.com

Business Contact:

Keith Jamison
President
5123899990
kjamison@nanohmics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOHMICS, INC.
6201 East Oltorf St., Suite 100 Austin, TX 78741

EIN/Tax ID: 743072245
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No