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VALiD Visor: Variable Attenuation Liquid Crystal Device on Double-Curved…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79115
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-019-2154
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AlphaMicron, Inc.
1950 State Route 59 Ste 100 Kent, OH 44240-4112
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: VALiD Visor: Variable Attenuation Liquid Crystal Device on Double-Curved Flexible Plastic Substrates
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-6662
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

An electronically controlled Variable Transmittance Visor (VTV) will permit a pilot to use a Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) system at maximum effectiveness in all lighting conditions without having to add or remove fixed-tint visors. This project will investigate the material and process advancements necessary to adapt AlphaMicron's patented VALiDT guest-host liquid crystal technology and its patented thermoforming system to the fabrication of a large area, double-curved liquid crystal device employing flexible plastic substrates. A key issue will be the development of a transparent conductive material which is compatible with the significant deformations necessary to successfully thermoform a liquid crystal device to conform to the Air Force's HGU-55/P visor.

Principal Investigator:

Jon Ruth
Project Coordinator
3306760648
jon@alphamicron.com

Business Contact:

Alexis McKinney
Administrative Associate
3306760648
alexis@alphamicron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALPHAMICRON, INC.
277 Martinel Dr. Kent, OH 44240

EIN/Tax ID: 341848102
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No