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Nanostructured Erosion Resistant Coatings for Zinc Sulfide Windows and Domes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77115
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-014-0196
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanosonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive Pembroke, VA 24136-3645
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Nanostructured Erosion Resistant Coatings for Zinc Sulfide Windows and Domes
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-06-M-0252
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Forward looking infrared (FLIR) systems are imaging devices that use two basic ranges of the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum: 3-5 µm (MWIR) and 8-12 µm (LWIR). These systems have applications in naval vessels, helicopters, armored fighting vehicles and fixed-wing aircraft. The goal of this proposed STTR Phase I project is to apply AR and compliant, erosion-resistant coatings to multispectral zinc sulfide, using NanoSonic's patented Electrostatic Self-Assembly method. This coating system will dramatically increase the infrared transmission of zinc sulfide (> 90%) and maintain the integrity of the substrate through strong adhesion over a useful temperature range under adverse weather conditions. BENEFITS: Delamination Resistant Coating Systems for FLIR have applications for virtually every ground-based operation including force protection, surveillance, border patrol, perimeter security and special operations. Benefits for commercial aviation systems and camera and video devices are also anticipated.

Principal Investigator:

M. Berg
Principle Investigator
5409531785
mberg@nanosonic.com

Business Contact:

Lisa B. Lawson
Contracts Administrator
5409531785
llawson@nanosonic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOSONIC, INC.
P.O. Box 618 Christiansburg, VA 24068

EIN/Tax ID: 541877635
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF DAYTON
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
Contact: Robert Boehmer
Contact Phone: (937) 229-1000
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university