Trimable Solid State Electrochromic Flight Visor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$1,244,970.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-6745
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-019-3813
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-019
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
ECLIPSE ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
2345 Anvil Street North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33710
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836759522
Principal Investigator:
Hulya Demiryont
Chief Scientist
(727) 344-7300
hdemiryont@eclipsethinfilms.com
Business Contact:
Ronald Storm
Vice President, General M
(727) 334-7300
rstorm@eclipsethinfilms.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMDs) do not allow the pilot to raise or lower a tinted visor when moving from a high to low light level condition. A variable transmittance visor was requested to solve this problem. The EclipseView™ is well suited for light modulation applications. The EclipseView™ modulates light intensity by changing color under an applied electric field (approx 1.5V). The optical density of the EclipseView™ may be continuously varied over a wide range by varying the applied voltage. This process is reversed by changing the polarity of the applied electric field. The EclipseView™ has high level of manufacturability. In Phase I, Eclipse evaluated and identified performance criteria, tailored the Eclipse Variable Electrochromic Devices (EclipseView™) towards the criteria, evaluated and identified a commercial coating deposition system capable of depositing the ECDs on up to 10 flight visors simultaneously. Eclipse worked with Rockwell Collins, a leader in Helmet Mounted Displays with fielded technology on the F22 fighter to specify drive electronic parameters for system integration. In Phase II Eclipse will expand upon the tailoring the EclipseView™ technology demonstrated in Phase I and integrate the technology into a prototype helmets for testing.

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