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LOW-VOLTAGE THIN-FILM ELECTROLUMINESCENT PHOSPHOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12051
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12051
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optron Systems, Inc.
235 Bear Hill Rd Ste 200 Waltham, MA 02451-1060
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: LOW-VOLTAGE THIN-FILM ELECTROLUMINESCENT PHOSPHOR
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,836.00
 

Abstract:

HIGH-RESOLUTION, FULL-COLOR, THIN-FILM ELECTROLUMINESCENT FLAT-PANEL DISPLAYS FOR CRITICAL SPACECRAFT APPLICATIONS WILL REQUIRE HIGHER PIXEL DENSITIES THAN CAN BE SUPPORTED BYCONVENTIONAL THIN-FILM ELECTROLUMINESCENT (TFEL) PHOSPHOR TECHNOLOGY. THIS IS DUE TO THE HIGH OPERATING VOLTAGES REQUIRED BY THESE DEVICES AND THE LIKELIHOOD OR ARCING AT SMALL PIXEL SPACINGS. HOWEVER, IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE REQUIRED OPERATING VOLTAGES UTILIZING RECENTLY DEVELOPED DEPOSITION-ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES, SUCH AS ION-BEAM-ASSISTED DEPOSITION, IN CONJUNCTION WITH NEW DIELECTRIC FILMS BASED ON DIAMOND-LIKE HYDROGENATED AMORPHOUS CARBON TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE THICKNESS OF THE PHOSPHOR LAYERS. REDUCED VOLTAGE REQUIREMENTS WOULD ALSO ALLOW DEVELOPMENT OF MORE COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT MONOLITHIC DISPLAYS WITH HIGHER BRIGHTNESS, LONGER LIFETIMES, AND HIGHER RESOLUTION THAN ARE ACHIEVABLE WITH CONVENTIONAL TFELS.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony Nicoli
Senior Research Scientist
6172753100

Business Contact:

Cardinal warde
PRESIDENT
6172753100
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optron Systems, Inc.
3 Preston Court Bedford, MA 01730

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