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Dual Band Infrared Coatings

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87015
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-079-0189
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
RUGATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
353 Christian Street Oxford, CT 06478
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Dual Band Infrared Coatings
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-08-C-P613
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. Where AR coatings do cover both bands or the entire broad band (visible - LWIR), performance is not sufficient for future combat systems (FCS). This program will address coating optimization for; 1) Refractive Lenses, 2) Mirrors (afocal and fold), 3) Beamsplitters, 4) Cold filters, and 5) Windows. Coating improvement will come from the use of rugate techniques, unique asymmetric design techniques , new coating materials and substrate material selection, design optimization techniques, and precise computer-control of fabrication processes.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas D. Rahmlow, Jr.
Vice President, Technology
2032673154
trahmlow@rugate.com

Business Contact:

Jeanne E. Lazo-Wasem
President
2032673154
jlazo-wasem@rugate.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RUGATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
353 Christian Street Oxford, CT 06478

EIN/Tax ID: 061458983
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No