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FOR IMAGE INTENSIFIERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
4501
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4501
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: FOR IMAGE INTENSIFIERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,053.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES AN SBIR PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS AND PROCESSING TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE MOISTURE RESISTANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF IMAGE INTENSIFIERS. RELIABILITY OF IMAGE INTENSIFIERS IS NOW AFFECTED BY MOISTURE PENETRATION INTO THE INTENSIFIER ASSEMBLY, WHICH IS POTTED WITH RTV SILICONE. THE APPROACH PROPOSED IS TO INVESTIGATE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE MATERIALS TO REPLACE THE SILICONE COMPOUNDS NOW USED. IN PARTICULAR, THIS PROJECT WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING POLYURETHANE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SILICONE. A MARKET SURVEY WILL BE CONDUCTED TO IDENTIFY MATERIALS WHICH MEET PROCESSING AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE IMAGE INTENSIFIER POTTING COMPOUND. METHODS TO IMPROVE ADHESION OF IMAGE INTENSIFIER COMPONENTS TO THE ENCAPSULANT WILL BE INVESTIGATED. ACCELERATED AGING TECHNIQUES WILL BE USED TO SCREEN POTENTIAL CANDIDATE MATERIALS UNDER SIMULATED SERVICE CONDITIONS IN THE LABORATORY. THE RESULT OF THIS EFFORT WILL BE RECOMMENDATION OF 3-5 MATERIALS FOR FURTHER TESTING.

Principal Investigator:

Dr patrick e cassidy
5122632101

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Texas Research Institute Inc
9063 Bee Caves Rd Austin, TX 78733

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