HIGH SPEED ELECTRO-OPTIC IMAGE SHUTTER USING FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$49,997.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
1987
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
5744
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Displaytech Inc
2200 Central Ave - Ste C, Boulder, CO, 80301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR MARK HANDSCHY
 (303) 449-8933
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PROPOSED WORK AIMS TO DEVELOP ELECTRO-OPTIC SHUTTERS THAT HAVE A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF OPERATING PROPERTIES RESULTING FROM THEIR USE OF FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS (FLCS). THE ELECTRO-OPTIC CHARACTERISTICS OF FLCS WOULD ALLOW THE SHUTTER FAST SWITCHING (20 MICROSECONDS) AT LOW DRIVE VOLTAGE (15 V) WITH VERY LITTLE ENERGY COMSUMPTION (5 MICROJOULES/SWITCHING). THE EMPHASIS OF THE EFFORT IS ON DEVELOPING TECHNIQUES FOR FABRICATING SHUTTERS OF HIGH OPTICAL QUALITY. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES INCLUDE 2.5 CM APERATURE DIAMETER, 1000:1 EXTINCTION, AND 25% TRANSMITTANCE WITH LESS THAN 0.25% VARIATION ACROSS THE APERATURE AND LESS THAN + OR - 5% VARIATION WITH WAVELENGTH WITHIN THE VISIBLE SPECTRUM.

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