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Unique Thin-Film, Flexible Electrochromics for Helmet Visor Application

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79313
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-019-2660
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ashwin-Ushas Corporation, Inc.
9 Red Coach Ln Holmdel, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Unique Thin-Film, Flexible Electrochromics for Helmet Visor Application
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-6664
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

In recently completed work, this firm has developed a novel, flexible thin-film electrochromics technology, based on unique Conducting Polymer electrochromic layers on very thin, transparent, conductive plastic (about 0.92 mil or 24 microns thick). This technology's features include: Large Visible-region dynamic range 12% - 70%, (Ratio 7, Delta > 50%); flexible, thin-film, plastic, hermetically-sealed construction (thickness 50 to 125 microns); impervious to bending/flexing (see data below); affixable with space-qualified pressure sensitive adhesive to any surface/ shape; variable area/shape ([1 cm X 1 cm] to [30 cm X 30 cm], cuttable with scissors; excellent "optical memory"; Very low power/voltage (+/- 3 VDC, 20 ìW/cm2, peak transient 1 mW/cm2 ); rapid switching time; Operate -20 to +70 C; cyclability 3 X 10^4 cycles; microprocessor-based (drive electronics); low cost; fail-to-clear with Controller. The present work will adapt this technology to the visors, by lowering switching time to < 1 s, applying anti-UV coating, demonstrating affixation on highly/multiply-curved polycarbonate surfaces, larger area coverage, and further reduction of power.

Principal Investigator:

P. Chandrasekhar
President
7324621270
chandra.p@ashwin-ushas.com

Business Contact:

P. Chandrasekhar
President
7324621270
chandra.p@ashwin-ushas.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASHWIN-USHAS CORP., INC.
206 Ticonderoga Blvd. Freehold, NJ 07728

EIN/Tax ID: 223193455
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No