Arc Source Multi-Layer Coatings to Doublelighting System Lifetimes without Affecting Performance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$749,199.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-07-C-0231
Award Id:
74289
Agency Tracking Number:
05SB2-0034
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
32000 Aurora Road, Solon, OH, 44139
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Roger Buelow
Chief Technical Officer
(440) 715-1251
rbuelow@fiberstars.com
Business Contact:
Robert Conners
Chief Financial Officer
(440) 715-1255
rconners@fiberstars.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We will determine how to effectively apply an organometallic external barrier coating to arc tubes to prevent or delay their failure by devitrification. The most important consideration is source life, followed by lumen maintenance, the spectral output and cost. The coating process will be the Microdyne system demonstrated in Phase I. The alternate processes of CLCB and dip-coating will be investigated. The spectral, barrier, and conductive features of a number of different compounds (mostly Si, Ta, and Ti based) will be explored in UV, IR, anti-reflective and tinted coatings. In addition to devitrification formation and temp life, the coatings interaction with arc tube construction, back-arc starting, and thermal affects will be tested and the science investigated. To accomplish all this, rapid and thorough life testing capabilities will be constructed.

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