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Advanced Longevity System for the Environmental Protection of Electrochromic…

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc.
2345 Anvil Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33710-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Advanced Longevity System for the Environmental Protection of Electrochromic Materials
Agency: DOD
Contract: H92222-12-C-0023
Award Amount: $999,998.00


Eclipse has a variable transmittance coating to meet the requirement for a single day/night visor for aircrews. The Eclipse Electrochromic Device (EclipseECD) is well suited for light modulation applications. The EclipseECD modulates transmitted light intensity over a broad range (80% to 20% transmission) by changing optical density under an applied electric field (1.5V). This process is reversed by changing the polarity of the applied field. This technology has a variety of uses beyond just visors but in all cases a proper sealing method for long term durability and survival is required for any sort of commercialization. The use of flexible and semi-rigid polymer substrates (such as polycarbonate flight visors) offers numerous advantages in terms of processing and applications. However, for electro-optical use, the primary limitation is that moisture and/or oxygen rapidly diffuses through these substrate materials, leading to performance degradation and shortened lifetime. Thus, the objective of this follow-on Phase II effort is to tailor the EclipseECD for long term environmental stability. The advanced packaging system developed during this program shall extend the fully-functional lifetime of the EclipseECDTM by significantly mitigating the effects of harsh environments that exist outside of laboratory conditions.

Principal Investigator:

Hulya Demiryont
Chief Scientist
(727) 344-7300

Business Contact:

Jay Wolfington
(813) 966-3627
Small Business Information at Submission:

Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc.
2345 Anvil Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33710-3905

EIN/Tax ID: 593269075
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No