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UV Imageable Thermosetting Polymers for Opticla Waveguides

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
41174
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41174
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aguila Technologies, Inc.
310 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 107 San Marcos, CA 92078-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: UV Imageable Thermosetting Polymers for Opticla Waveguides
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this effort is to create new, low-cost, UV-imageable/thermosetting polymers for optical waveguides printed circuits that can be fabricated using conventional printed wire board fabrication processes. Benefits of these new polymers are (a) adjustable refractive in-dices. (b) high optical transparency with low optical losses, (c) exceptional thermal and me-chanical properties, (d) high chemical resistance, (e) no gas or water evolution during proc-essing, and (e) low cost. The proposed resin is a novel solventless, UV-imageable resin comprised of epoxy, bismaleimide, and cyanate ester, named CBE (Co-cured Bismaleimide-Epoxy). This new CBE resin forms a hardened, high-density polymer. The superior properties of this resin result from a novel, hybrid cyanate multifunctional curing agent, causing the cured resin to have exceptionally high cross-link density. The resins are also low cost and easily processable using conventional manufacturing equipment.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Ligui Zhou
7607521194

Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

AGUILA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
310 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 107 San Marcos, CA 92069

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