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OPTICAL DISKS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
246
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
246
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SPIRE CORPORATION
1 PATRIOTS PARK BEDFORD, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: OPTICAL DISKS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,956.00
 

Abstract:

ADVANCES IN WIDEBAND COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION HANDLINGTECHNOLOGIES HAVE CREATED A DATA STORAE AND RETRIEVAL PROBLEM WHICH WILL NO LONGER BE SATISFIED BY EVOLUTIONARY IMPROVEMENTS OF CONVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES. THE USE OF TELLURIUM COATED OPTICAL STORAGE DISKS FOR ABLATIVE RECORDING IS ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING APPROACHES TO THIS PROBLEM SINCE BANDWIDTH CAPABILITY AND STORAGE CAPACITY WOULD BOTH BE IMPROVED BY MANY ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE. (1) THE TENDENCY OF TELLURIUM FILMS TO OXIDIZE, HOWEVER, LIMITS THEIR USE UNLESS A SUITABLE PROTECTIVE COATING CAN BE FOUND. HARD TRANSPARENT CARBON FILMS HAVE BEEM ATTEMPTEDBUT TELLURIUM FILM DAMAGE AND VERY SLOW DEPOSITION RATES LIMIT THIS APPROACH. (5) IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT A CUBIC BORON NITRIDE HERMETIC COATING APPLIED WITH SPIRE'S HIGH DEPOSITION RATE PLASMA ION EQUIPMENT WILL PROVIDE THE REQUIRED ARCHIVAL PROTECTION, IN A COST EFFECTIVE MANNER, WITH MINIMAL DAMAGE TO THE TELLURIUM LAYER.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

Robert Wolfson
6172756000
Small Business Information at Submission:

Spire Corp
Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730

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