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Polymer-Based Glass-Like Coating Material System for Multi-Layered Protective Film

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-04-P-0040
Agency Tracking Number: S041-002-0015
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM04-002
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-03-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-09-17
Small Business Information
Electro-Optics Holo Div 20600 Gramercy Pl Bldg 100
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Yu
 Director, Holographic Systems
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution

State-of-the-art aircraft/helicopter transparency materials lack the mechanical strength to withstand the environmental effects of blowing sand and dust particles, and thus degrade pilots' ability to see through. Scratched and damaged transparencies must be replaced, and this is both expensive and time consuming. The lifespan of the transparencies can be significantly increased by applying multilayered protective film, each layer of which can be peeled off when damaged, leaving a new clear protective film. To address this need Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a novel optically clear multilayer protective window film based on a unique glass﷓like polymer coating material, to be produced by a unique modification of the sol﷓gel process, combining mechanical durability with chemical resistance. The proposed material system can be coated on either flat or curved window substrates, with the multilayer coating films bonded together by an adhesive system such as vinyl acetate. In Phase I, POC will develop a polymer-based glass-like UV curable sol﷓gel protective coating, and laminate it into a multilayered protective film to demonstrate its unique properties. Phase II will scale up and optimize the window film material coating process to produce multilayered protective film to be field tested and demonstrate cost-effective manufacturability.

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