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Dual Band MWIR and LWIR Switchable Beam Splitter and Filter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97832
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A101-019-0369
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 10-019
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kent Optronics, Inc
40 Corporate Park Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12533-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Dual Band MWIR and LWIR Switchable Beam Splitter and Filter
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W909MY-10-C-0052
Award Amount: $69,971.00
 

Abstract:

In this SBIR Phase I Proposal, Kent Optronics, Inc (KOI) proposes to develop liquid crystal based fast speed, high efficiency dual band infrared switchable beam splitter and filter for 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared (3rd Gen FLIR). The device can be electronically controlled to change from transmissive to reflective in mid-wave infrared [MWIR (3.5 - 5.0 m)] and long wave infrared [LWIR (7.5 - 12.0 m)]. The components are to replace those movable components that change the optical path of each spectral band in the currently developed 3rd Gen FLIR Systems. The technology is based on the electrically switchable liquid crystal that exhibits spectrally selective reflection which current state-of-the-art technologies such as electrochromic are lacking of. The devices are expected to have: - Transmission change from less than 5% to greater than 90% - Reflection change from less than 5% to greater than 90% - Change time less than 2.0 seconds for entire range Phase I is the technology feasibility to prove the capability of meeting the requirements. In Phase II, prototypes will be developed to meet the designed specifications, followed by the Phase III commercialization for commercial applications.

Principal Investigator:

Ben Tang
Manager
8458970138
bentang@kentoptronics.com

Business Contact:

Li Le
Manager
8458970138
kakowalski@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kent Optronics, Inc
40 Corporate Park Drive Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

EIN/Tax ID: 341912725
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No