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Adjustable Focus Lenses for Respiratory Projection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-17-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0450
Amount: $999,999.53
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD152-001
Solicitation Number: 2015.2
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-05
Small Business Information
15985 NW Schendel Avenue
Beaverton, CA 97006
United States
DUNS: 124348652
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Sang-Ki Park
 Senior Scientist
 (971) 223-5646
Business Contact
 Debra Ozuna
Phone: (971) 223-5646
Research Institution

A reliable, low-cost, low-power, adjustable, optical-correction technology for the Avon M50 respirator is proposed that is capable of deliveringthe eye relief needed by users needing visual correction with +/ 9 diopter correction in less than 100 ms, while maintaining a wide gaze angle.To achieve the application requirements, a series of freeform GRIN Alvarez lenses will be designed, fabricated, and characterized. The lenseswill be fabricated using inkjet-print additive-manufacturing methods that allow the lenses to be printed simultaneously with the integratedstructural elements, designed to easily integrate into a compact, lightweight, vision-correction system and reliably operate within the physicalconstraints of the mask, while providing users of scopes and night-vision equipment the ability to rapidly don a respirator, adjust its diopteroptical power to accommodate eyeglass prescriptions, then operate tasks efficiently. The prototype vision-correction system will be reliabilityand environmentally tested, and samples will be provided to the Army for evaluation. A detailed, scaled manufacturing plan and cost analysiswill be performed, and it will be shown that the technology can be scaled to high-rate production, quickly and at low cost.

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