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High-Energy Laser Coatings for Large, Lightweight, and Compliant Deployable…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62201
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-1757
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation
3077 Teagarden St. San Leandro, CA 94577-5720
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: High-Energy Laser Coatings for Large, Lightweight, and Compliant Deployable Space Optics
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-03-M-0099
Award Amount: $99,830.00
 

Abstract:

Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation proposes to use its Filtered Cathodic Arc Plasma Deposition (FCAPD) process to apply reflective high-energy laser coatings to complaint polyamide substrates for space-based mirrors. FCAPD coatings have better adhesionand are denser and more stable than coatings deposited using other methods, such as, sputtering or evaporation. In addition, the internal stress of FCAPD films can be controlled, allowing the curvature of compliant mirror surfaces to be fine-tuned duringdeposition. It is anticipated that the FCAPD optical coatings will permit the use of large, collapsible, space-based mirrors for defense applications. In addition, FCAPD coatings will find commercial applications in energy efficient coatings for homewindows, anti-reflective coatings for automotive and aircraft windows, wavelength division multiplexers, and heads-up displays for aircraft helmet visors.

Principal Investigator:

Michael McFarland
Principal Scintist
5104834156
mcfarland@aasc.net

Business Contact:

Mahadevan Krishnan
President
5104834156
krishnan@aasc.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALAMEDA APPLIED SCIENCES CORP.
2235 Polvorosa Avenue, Suite 230 San Leandro, CA 94577

EIN/Tax ID: 943201700
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No