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Electrically Conductive Hard Coatings for Aircraft and Missile Domes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
40577
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40577
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sienna Technologies, Inc.
19501 144TH AVE NE SUITE F-500 Woodinville, WA 98072-4423
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Electrically Conductive Hard Coatings for Aircraft and Missile Domes
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,974.00
 

Abstract:

Current IR systems are extremely susceptible to electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EM/RFI) because they possess large apertures that present ideal front-door entry paths for EM radiation. Significant amounts of EM radiation (400 MHz - 18 GHz) can penetrate and couple to the IR sensor and supporting electronics, which leads to a substantial degradation in systems performance. EMI protection is critical to the survivability of the IR system and the system host (e.g., aircraft, satellite). Sienna Technologies, Inc., will investigate electrically conductive ceramics as erosion resistant EMI/RFI protective coatings for IR windows and radomes. We will deposit selected materials as continous film coatings by RF sputtering and study their shielding capability and IR optical transparency. Several compositions with different stoichiometries will be sputtered on window materials and heat treated. Resulting microstructures and sheet resistivities, optical transmission, and erosion resistance will be evaluated as a function of the composition and heat-treatment parameters. Deposition processes will be optimized to prepare test windows. Prepared windows will be tested for EM attenuation, IR transmission, and erosion resistance.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ender Savrun
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

SIENNA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
19501 144th Avenue Ne, Suite F-500 Woodinville, WA 98072

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