BAND GAP ENGINEERED NANOMATERIALS FOR MISSILE SENSORS (02-214A)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,997.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
DASG60-02-P-0277
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0096T
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification, Inc.
2721-D Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
167433531
Principal Investigator
 T S Sudarshan
 President & CEO
 (703) 560-1371
 sudarshan@matmod.com
Business Contact
 T.S. Sudarshan
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (703) 560-1371
Email: sudarshan@matmod.com
Research Institution
 College of William & Mary
 Anne B Womack
 P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA, 23187
 (757) 221-3967
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"The far-UV radiations of the electromagnetic spectrum show enormous promise for a variety of applications ranging from extra terrestrial missile sensors to next-generation lithography. However, this region has not been utilized to any great extent so far,due to the absence of window materials that can transmit light of wavelengths below 125 nm. With nanotechnology being increasingly perceived as an important tool in band-gap engineering, Materials Modification, Inc. (VA) proposes to tap on its vast expertise in this field to fabricate novel materials that are transparent to far-UV. The goalthis STTR project in collaboration with the college of William and Mary, Williamsburgh, VA is to develop and commercialize nanostructured quantum dot based optics for the vacuum ultraviolet region. MMI has earlier developed cost effective processes forproducing and processing nanoparticles and these established techniques will be employed for the synthesis of far-UV-transmitting materials. Apart from use as window materials in extraterrestrial detectors for rogue missiles and rockets, there is also enormous commercial demand for far-UV transparent materials for future lithographic techniques2. Academic interests include UV-vis spectroscopyand ultraviolet astronomy."

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