Anti-Reflective Surface Structures for Missile Domes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-19-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: N182-105-0474
Amount: $130,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N182-105
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-10-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-04-20
Small Business Information
6201 East Oltorf St., Austin, TX, 78741
DUNS: 100651798
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Karun Vijayraghavan
 (512) 389-9990
 kvijayraghavan@nanohmics.com
Business Contact
 Michael Mayo
Phone: (512) 389-9990
Email: mmayo@nanohmics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Next-generation infrared (IR) seekers will have an aerodynamically-engineered nose cone geometry with a significantly higher degree of curvature compared to conventional hemispherical domes. To prevent unwanted specular + diffuse reflections that obscure the IR focal plane array, the interior of the dome should ideally be treated with an anti-reflective (AR) layer that suppresses stray light reflection in the entire MWIR spectrum. Nanohmics Inc. is developing a lithography-free method of applying random anti-reflective surface structure (rARSS) treatments to curved surface optics. The team will demonstrate that its thermodot-based rARSS technology is a simple and cost-effective method to manufacture broadband (35 micron) AR treatments with superior thermal damage thresholds compared to typical AR thin films.

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