FTIR SENSING OF MOLECULAR ORIENTATION FOR NON-LINEAR OPTIC FILMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$74,978.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5876
Agency Tracking Number:
5876
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
350 Second Ave, Waltham, MA, 02254
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
PAUL J MARINACCIO
(617) 890-3200
Business Contact:
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES TO THE REAL TIME CONTROL OF POLYMER PROCESSING OFFERS POTENTIAL FOR GENERATING MATERIALS WITH IMPROVED ENGINEERING PROPERTIES. FOSTER-MILLER PLANS TO DEVELOP METHODS FOR EXPERT SYSTEM CONTROL OF THE PROCESSING OF LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS. BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MOLECULAR ORIENTATION IN CONTROLLING THE PHYSICAL AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THESE MATERIALS IT IS FELT THAT REAL TIME CONTROL OF MOLECULAR ORIENTATION WILL BE NECESSARY IN ORDER TO FULLY EXPLOIT THE POTENTIAL OF THESE MATERIALS IN AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES, NONLINEAR OPTICAL DEVICES, AND ELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS. A FIRST STEP IN GENERATING THIS CONTROL IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SENSOR DEVICES FOR MOLECULAR ORIENTATION. WE ARE PROPOSING IN THIS SBIR TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL OF POLARIZED FTIR FOR DETERMINING THE ORIENTATION IN LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMER FILMS. THIS WILL LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW INSTRUMENTATION FOR DETERMINING AND CONTROLLING MOLECULAR ORDER IN REAL TIME FOR IMPROVED PROCESSING.

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