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Metal-Mesh Optical Filter Technology for Mid IR, Far IR, and Submillimeter

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95459
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095447
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd. Westerville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Metal-Mesh Optical Filter Technology for Mid IR, Far IR, and Submillimeter
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CD99P
Award Amount: $99,622.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I proposal describes a method of fabrication of far IR and THZ range multilayer metal-mesh filters. This type of filter consists of alternative layers of polymer material and structured thin metal films. The proposed filters are radiation hard and lightweight. The fabrication process proposed will increase the availability of such filters and expand the market while reducing the cost and delivery time. In Phase I, it is proposed to develop a process for incorporating the dielectric film in between the metal mesh and to maintain the mechanical integrity over the wide temperature range (from below 4K to 300K). In Phase II, optimized filters will be fabricated and their properties compared with design predictions. Phase III will involve product design, fabricating filter structures to meet customers' physical as well as optical needs, and marketing and sales investments.

Principal Investigator:

Philip R. Swinehart
Principal Investigator
6148912243
pswinehart@lakeshore.com

Business Contact:

Mahavir R. Sanghavi
Business Official
6148912243
msanghavi@lakeshore.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd. Westerville, OH 43082

EIN/Tax ID: 310914553
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No