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Heat Resistant Visual Landing Aid Lighting Fixtures for Ship Flight Decks and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98634
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-132-0592
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-132
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Focus, Inc.
32000 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139-2875
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Heat Resistant Visual Landing Aid Lighting Fixtures for Ship Flight Decks and Expeditionary Air Field Matting
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0531
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I investigation seeks to determine the feasibility of developing a VLA landing light capable of withstanding the anticipated increased high-temperature loads of new jet engine technology in the high-shock aircraft carrier environment. The fixture will be a form-fit-function replacement to the legacy fixture but will also explore the possibility of using advanced materials, optics, coatings, light sources and manufacturing methods. The ability to withstand direct jet exhaust up to 1700F will require the development of special sealing and gasketing techniques and the use of metal alloys that will not anneal, harden, or soften under the repeated temperature excursions. Optics and coatings will be developed that can survive for extended periods (thousands of hours) at a sustained 1700F in atmosphere. A detailed design validation plan will ensure that the developed fixture ultimately meets its intended specifications. Small-sample testing will also be performed to validate the performance of the proposed materials and interface methods.

Principal Investigator:

Roger Buelow
Chief Technology Officer
4407151251
rbuelow@efoi.com

Business Contact:

Roger Buelow
Chief Technology Officer
4407151251
rbuelow@efoi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Energy Focus, Inc
32000 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139

EIN/Tax ID: 943021850
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No