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THIN FILM COATINGS FOR INFRARED DETECTORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9001
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9001
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polytronix Inc
805 Alpha Dr Richardson, TX 75081
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: THIN FILM COATINGS FOR INFRARED DETECTORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,928.00
 

Abstract:

THE METHOD OF PLASMA ASSISTED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (PACVD) WILL BE EMPLOYED TO DEPOSIT QUARTER WAVELENGTH FILMS ON LONG WAVELENGTH IR DETECTORS (E.G., INSB). THE TECHNIQUE EMPLOYED HAS BEEN SHOWN TO PRODUCE FILMS OF TUNABLE REFRACTIVE INDEX (FROM 1.3 TO 2.3) AND THESE FILMS ARE KNOWN TO HAVE FAVORABLE PTICAL TRANSMISSION PROPERTIES. THESE FILMS WILL ENHANCE IR DETECTOR SENSITIVITY BY ACTING AS ANTIREFLECTIVE COATINGS. A NUMBER OF MONOMERS WILL BE TESTED UNDER VARYING PLASMA DISCHARGE CONDITIONS TO PRODUCE THE DESIRED FILMS. IN PARTICULAR, AMORPHOUS C:H ILMS OBTAINED FROM PLASMA POLYMERIZATION OF HYDROCARBONS APPEAR MOST PROMISING. THE FILMS OBTAINED WILL BE EVALUATED IN TERMS OF THEIR REFRACTIVE INDICES, OPTICAL (UV-VISIBLE AND IR) PROPERTIES AND TEMPERATURE STABILITIES, INCLUDING CYCLING BETWEEN ROOM TEMPERATURE AND 10K. IN PRINCIPLE, THE METHODOLOGY PROPOSED IS IDEALLY SUITED FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AS MULTILAYERED INTERFERENCE DEVICES. THIS WOULD INVOLVES SIMPLE THE SEQUENTIAL DEPOSITION OF FILMS USING DIFFERENT MONOMERS.

Principal Investigator:

Jacob w lin
2142387045

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Polytronix Inc
805 Alpha Dr Richardson, TX 75081

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