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Non Focal Plane Laser Protection Technology Based on Combinatorial Optical…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86819
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-008-0289
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OXAZOGEN, INC.
1910 West St. Andrews Road Midland, MI 48640
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Non Focal Plane Laser Protection Technology Based on Combinatorial Optical Limiting Approaches
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-6886
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I proposal offers to develop a solid, non-focal plane based laser protection technology that will meet the requirements of fast response time, high transparency under normal illumination conditions, and increased broadband (400 to 1400 nm) spectral response for the protection of eyes and sensors from laser beams. A novel approach to composite optical power limiters (OPLs) based on multi-component non-linear optical (NLO) materials, namely carbon nanotubes and organic NLO chromophores, that will be blended together in a common matrix is proposed. A proprietary hyperbranched polymer that forms excellent optical quality films and non-yellowing, scratch resistant coatings will be used as the host material. Oxazogen's solid state OPL technology represents a paradigm shift from currently available technologies and has the potential to provide the best overall laser protection. Current laser protection technologies do not provide an adequate solution to the simultaneous challenges of fast response time, low energy threshold over broadband radiation. Salient features of Oxazogen's approach include an easy to process solid state material, the ability to be coated on a variety of optical substrate, and the fact that it can be used as an independent filter, requiring no reworking of current system configurations.

Principal Investigator:

Abhijit Sarkar
Senior Associate Scientist
9898325590
sarkar@oxazogen.com

Business Contact:

Robert M. Nowak
President
9898325590
nowak@oxazogen.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OXAZOGEN, INC.
1910 West St. Andrews Road Midland, MI 48640

EIN/Tax ID: 383280688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No