Low Loss Infrared Fiber Imaging Bundles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20767
Amount: $722,925.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Infrared Fiber Systems, Inc.
2301-a Broadbirch Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Danh C. Tran
 (301) 622-9546
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Imaging bundles of infrared fibers will be developoed for use in an IR scene generation system. The fibers will be made from zirconium fluoride glass for the 3-5 micron region, and chalcogenide glass for the 8-12 micron region. Low loss chalcogenide glass fibers will be developed by improving the perform and fiber processing techniques, and using high purity starting materials and glasses. In particular, optimized cladding will be developed, scattering defects minimized, and purification improved to achieve lower loss. The fibers will then be formed into coherent bundles for image relay applications.

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