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Dual Band Infrared Coatings

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87015
Program Year/Program:
2009 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Dual Band Infrared Coatings
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W909MY-09-C-0018
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 categories of optical components: anti-reflection (AR) coatings for refractive lenses, and fold mirror, beamsplitter, and cold filters, and the inside window AR. New gradient index design and fabrication techniques were developed. We designed and fabricated coatings for a variety of substrate materials including AMTIR-1, BaF2, GaAs, Ge, ZnS, and ZnSe. Results are very promising. The Phase II effort will continue development of the coatings, but with a focus on the issues of improved coating performance, characterizing (and improving, as necessary) environmental durability, fabrication on larger and/or curved surfaces, improved coating uniformity, process optimization, scale up to production quantities, and qualifying the coatings for Army applications.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas D. Rahmlow, Jr.
Vice President, Technolog
2032673154
tomrahmlow@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