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Company Information:

Name: RUGATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Address: 353 Christian Street
Oxford, CT 06478
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (203) 267-3154

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,167,262.00 14
SBIR Phase II $1,479,222.00 2

Award List:

PORTABLE RAMAN SPECTROMETER FOR THE NONDESTRUCTIVE CHARACTERIZATION OF AGING SURFACES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rahmlow, Jr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Raman spectroscopy is a subtle, but powerful technique for the characterization of surfaces and coatings. This laser-based technique probes the vibrational states of a materiel. Inelastic scattering of the incident laser beam results in frequency shifts in the scattered spectrum which are equal to… More

Fabrication of Angstrom Wide Notch Filters Using Laser Induced Densification.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jeanne E. Laso-wasem
Award Amount: $61,583.00
Abstract:
A unique method for producing very stable, sub-angstrom wide, reflection notch, and bandpass filters, with high optical rejection is proposed. This method takes advantage of a subtle process observed in vacuum ultra-violet (VUV) lithographic systems using fused silica optics known as, laser induced… More

Improved and Tuanble Infrared Rugate Filters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOC
Principal Investigator: Thomas Rahmlow, Jr.
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Rugate Technologies, Incorporated, proposes to develop improved narrow notch and tunable Rugate filters for the infrared. Four problems are addressed in this study: (1) identification of Rugate material pairs for use in the far infrared (out to 30 microns); (2) development of polarization and… More

Novel Sensors For Thin Film Deposition Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rahmlow JR. , MEMBER OF TECH STAFF
Award Amount: $69,902.00

HYPERSPECTRAL RUGATE DISPERSIVE ELEMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Thomas D Rahmlow Jr
Award Amount: $61,986.00
Abstract:
Rugate Interference filters are ideally suited to hyperspectral applications due to their ability to combine multiple functions and spectral regions in a single element, their flexible design and manufacture techniques, and their superior performance. Rugate transmission notches can be placed… More

Rugate Filters for Radiation Hardened Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Rahmlow Jr
Award Amount: $77,207.00

DWDM Filters for High Efficiency Optical Communication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas 1. Jr., Vice President
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is dramatically increasing the bandwidth on telecommunications networks and will have a direct impact on internet-based communication architecture for data delivery from NASA near-earth platforms. The optical demultiplexers in DWDM systems rely on… More

Narrow Band, High Reflectivity Optical Elements in the Infrared

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rahmlow, Jr., Vice President
Award Amount: $99,766.00
Abstract:
Fabrication of far infrared notch filters requires development of a filter that is ten times thicker than our current near-infrared filters. Rugate Technologies proposes to improve upon its capability in infrared filter fabrication through incorporatingmultiple design techniques, materials… More

Narrow Band, High Reflectivity Optical Elements in the Infrared

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rahmlow, Jr.
Award Amount: $749,722.00
Abstract:
Fabrication of narrow band, far infrared (FIR), high reflectivity optical elements (notch filters) requires development of an interference filter that is approximately ten times thicker than standard FIR interference filters. In Phase I we developed designs capable of meeting 2% bandwidth FIR… More

Variable Neutral Density Filter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward J. Gratrix, Director, New Technologies
Award Amount: $79,958.00
Abstract:
This program will develop a cost effective, highly repeatable process for fabricating spatially variable neutral density filters with very tight geometry. Three fabrication methods will be developed and evaluated. The first method consists of sputtering through a moving deposition mask. The mask is… More

Efficient Thermally Stable Spectral Control Filters for Thermophotovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rahmlow, Jr., Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,235.00
Abstract:
The feasibility of radioisotope thermophotovoltaic (RTPV) power systems has been shown. The best efficiencies reported to date for a TPV module test include front surface spectral control filters. This program will address the technical challenges to developing and qualifying highly efficient… More

Apodized Occulting and Pupil Masks for Imaging Coronagraphs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jeanne E. Lazo-Wasem, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,178.00
Abstract:
The technical challenge of imaging planets in other star systems is resolving these dim objects in the close vicinity of a bright star. This challenge requires the suppression of direct and scattered light from the star without attenuating or distorting the planet's image. We will develop and… More

Dual Band Infrared Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rahmlow, Jr., Vice President, Technology
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Sensor performance for the 3rd Generation FLIRs can be substantially improved by increased simultaneous throughput of both sensor bands in the optical systems. Currently available antireflection coatings (ARs) have optimized performance for either spectral band, but not both on the same optic. … More

Optical Coatings for Deep Concave Surface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas Rahmlow, Vice President, Technolog
Award Amount: $79,888.00
Abstract:
Anti-reflection coating of ogive shaped optics presents a number of technical challenges. The principle challenge is obtaining a uniform high transmission coating on a strongly curved surface. The coating must perform well over a wide range of angles. If the optic is exposed to ambient conditions,… More

Dual Band Infrared Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rahmlow, Jr., Vice President, Technolog
Award Amount: $729,500.00
Abstract:
Sensor performance for the 3rd Generation FLIRs can be substantially improved by increased simultaneous throughput of both mid wave (MWIR) and long wave (LWIR) sensor bands (3.5 - 5m and 7.8 - 10.5m) in the optical systems. Phase I addressed coating design and initial deposition for five of… More

Optical Filters on Thin Cover Glass

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas D. Rahmlow, Jr., Vice President – (203) 267-3154
Award Amount: $149,562.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Optical filters on solar cells can improve cell performance by maximizing light transmission into the cell and by helping maintain cell operating temperature with minimal added weight. Anti-reflection films reduce Fresnel reflection losses and maximize light transmitted to the cell.… More