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Manufacturing of Economical IR Windows and Domes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number: N192-055-0984
Amount: $140,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N192-055
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-10-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-04-17
Small Business Information
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102
Piscataway, NJ 08854
United States
DUNS: 787144807
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gary S Tompa
 President and CEO
 (732) 302-9274
Business Contact
 Dr. Gary S. Tompa
Phone: (732) 302-9274
Research Institution

Improvements are broadly needed in the fabrication of infrared (IR) short-wave (SW), mid-wave (MW), and long-wave (LW) windows and domes. However, dwindling domestic manufacturers and limited resources has led to a lack of innovation in the manufacturing of windows and dome as used in the military/defense industry. In this SBIR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI), using its thick film growth and anti-reflection coating processes experience, will produce near net shapes using our proprietary vapor phase approach and process the materials into windows and domes through 10" platform scales. In Phase I, SMI will demonstrate proof of concept flat and shaped materials growth as validated with sample material measurements. In Phase II, SMI will demonstrate an 8" to 10" (minimum) diameter hemispherical dome suitable for use in LWIR optical systems. In Phase III, SMI will commercially provide growth and coating services and hardware technology both as a product and as a licensable operation.

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