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AR Coated Zinc Sulfide Advanced Window Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74638
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-0412
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VICUS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
86 York St., Suite 1 Kennebunk, ME 04043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: AR Coated Zinc Sulfide Advanced Window Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-05-C-0025
Award Amount: $99,477.00
 

Abstract:

Multispectral zinc sulfide (ZnS) has been identified as a candidate seeker window material for defensive interceptor applications. Zinc sulfide is currently being tested for thermophysical and optical properties to confirm its performance and validate analytical predictions. The ZnS currently being tested does not contain an antireflective (AR) coating. Due to the increase in spectral bandwidth for ZnS, a broadband AR coating will be required to optimize its transmission characteristics. The objective of this effort is to develop and demonstrate multilayer antireflective coating(s) applied to ZnS. Optical transmission testing will be conducted at incidence angles from near normal up to 60 degrees at ambient and service temperature levels using the a bandwidth of 3um to 11um. Material test coupons will be prepared using current THAAD specifications for machining and polishing of the ZnS substrate surfaces. The AR coatings will be selected based on durability, ability to withstand the thermal environment, compatibility with to the ZnS bandwidth, abrasion resistance and cost. The resulting data will be compared to uncoated materials and analysis conducted to identify application performance capabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Hurlburt
President
2079854200
phurlburt@vicustech.com

Business Contact:

Paul Hurlburt
President
2079854200
phurlburt@vicustech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VICUS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
62 Portland Rd Kennebunk, ME 04043

EIN/Tax ID: 412087499
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No