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Nanomaterials-Enabled Electrochromic Eye Protection Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-P-6028
Agency Tracking Number: F18B-003-0059
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18B-T003
Solicitation Number: 18.B
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-29
Small Business Information
2531 West 237th Street Suite 127
Torrance, CA 90505
United States
DUNS: 114060861
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yifan Tang
 Senior Scientist
 (310) 530-2011
Business Contact
 Kisholoy Goswami
Phone: (310) 530-2011
Research Institution
 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 Linda R. Bucy Linda R. Bucy
Office of Sponsored Programs, North End Center, Suite 4200 300 Turner Street NW, Suite 4200
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

 (540) 231-5281
 Nonprofit College or University

This project will address the U.S. Air Force needs for single-piece, electronically dimmable eye protection device (EDEPD). In Phase I, InnoSense LLC (ISL) will demonstrate feasibility of the approach by incorporating electrochromic layer on curved polycarbonate substrates. Phase I tests will include optical and physical characterizations regarding transmission range, switching speed, haze, uniformity, color neutrality and life time (extrapolated). The results will be used to compare the coating performance with threshold, objectives and requirements. EDEPD roadmap, including further optimization, military standard testing and validation, and scale up manufacturing will be developed for Phase II engineering. This EDEPD roadmap will guide ISL through Phase II and later allow Phase III insertion. The project team has significant experience developing coatings for military goggle/visor applications. Teaming arrangements are in place for transitioning the product to use condition.

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