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A NEW METALLIC LIGHT ABSORBING DURABLE OPTICAL BAFFLE MATERIAL

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
6481
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6481
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corporation
One Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A NEW METALLIC LIGHT ABSORBING DURABLE OPTICAL BAFFLE MATERIAL
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,362.00
 

Abstract:

SPIRE CORPORATION PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AN OPTICAL BAFFLE MATERIAL THAT IS METALLIC, LIGHT ABSORBING, RADIATION-HARDENED AND DURABLE. USING A SPIRE DEVELOPED PROCESS, INITIAL EXPERIMENTS HAVE DEMONSTRATED THAT A STRUCTURED BE SPUTTERED LAYER CAN BE DEPOSITED ON PROPERLY PREPARED BE SUBSTATES. THE STRUCTURE IS IN THE FORM OF LIGHT ABSORBING SPIRES WITH HIGH ASPECT RATIOS. OPTIMIZATION OF THE PROCESS WILL BE PERFORMED ON 1-INCH DIAMETER COUPONS WITH COMPLETE CHARACTERIZATION OF EACH PROCESS STEP. THE SPIRE BAFFLE MATERIAL WILL BE CHARACTERIZED AND COMPARED TO AVAILABLE BAFFLE MATERIALS USING BRDF MEASUREMENTS AND SIMULATIONS OF THE EFFECTS OF RAM OXYGEN AND MICROMETEORITE SHOWERS. SCALING UP THE DEVELOPED PROCESS TO SYSTEM-SIZED BAFFLE COMPONENTS WILL BE PROPOSED IN PHASE II USING COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE EQUIPMENT.

Principal Investigator:

Brian w murray
6172756000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spire Corp
Patriots Pk Bedford, MA 01730

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