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High Transparent Metal Oxide / Polyimide Antistatic Coatings

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
76798
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
041357
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: 2006
Title: High Transparent Metal Oxide / Polyimide Antistatic Coatings
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNK06OM04C
Award Amount: $599,923.00
 

Abstract:

Through this Phase I program, Agiltron has successfully produced an innovative transparent conductive nanocomposite paint that holds the promise of meeting space application requirements. The paint can be easily applied to many surfaces and forms a clear conductive coating at temperatures as low as 130 oC. These coatings exhibit high visible transparency of 85 % (> 95% with additional AR coating) and good conductive sheet resistance in the range of 106 to 108 ohm/sq. Agiltron has also performed harsh environmental testing in which the coatings show no degradation after undergoing UV radiation up to 32 J/cm2 irradiation, low temperature cycling down to 77 oK, high vacuum pumping, and collision with fragmented debris. The proposed robust clear conductive coating is therefore well suited for NASA space environment resistant polymer coating related applications. The high performance paint will also find wide commercial applications, such as in flexible displays. In Phase II, we will continue these efforts through a concentration on optimization and scale-up of stable ITO/polymer suspensions and the development of low-cost, large-scale deposition and patterning processes for the practical applications of this new class of transparent conductive coatings.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Salerno
Principal Investigator
7819351200
jsalerno@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Lei Zhang
Director of R&D
7819351200
Lzhang@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILTRON Corporation
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801

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