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Novel Infrared Imaging Fiber Optic Bundles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67874
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-292-2790
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AGILTRON, INC.
15 Presidential WAy WOBURN, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Novel Infrared Imaging Fiber Optic Bundles
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9101-05-C-0037
Award Amount: $749,941.00
 

Abstract:

This program addresses the development of a new fiber bundle technology for infrared imaging in the spectral range of 1-12 microns. Currently there is no single fiber system that covers this broad wavelength range. Agiltron proposed technology relies on the excellent IR properties of heavy halides (MXn, where X=Cl, Br, I), the only materials with the broad-band spectral transparency required. Based on the successful Phase I demonstration of heavy halide fiber drawn directly from a liquid phase, further Phase II efforts will optimize fiber process and bundle fabrication. By applying a novel technology called "fiber direct-drawn from liquid," fiber with unlimited length and thin diameter can be made that overcomes the intrinsic shortfalls of current IR fiber technologies. High performance fiber bundles will be developed and demonstrated. Agiltron's fiber bundle will exhibit high imaging resolution, mechanical flexibility, high imaging effective area ratio and low loss.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Salerno
VP of Technology
9786941006
jsalerno@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Mary A. Davoli
Contract Administrator
9786941006
maryanne@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILTRON CORP.
220 Ballardvale St., Suite D Wilmington, MA 01887

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No