Epitaxial Thermochromic Thin Films for Optical Modulator Applications via CCVD

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-02-C-3121
Award Id:
56124
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0115T
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA, 30341
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
806337762
Principal Investigator:
Yongdong Jiang
Sr. Research Scientist
(678) 287-2477
yjiang@microcoating.com
Business Contact:
David Motley
Executive VP, Marketing & Sales
(678) 287-2445
dmotley@microcoating.com
Research Institute:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Brent Carter
Matls Science & Engineering, 771 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA, 30332
(404) 894-6762
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"The continued proliferation of imaging infrared (IR) missile systems has created the need for fully representative IR scene generators. In order to test these imaging IR systems correctly, a very large dynamic range is required of the scene generator. Thiscan not easily be produced by the standard approach of an array of suspended resistor heater elements. IR optical modulators based on thermal switching property of thermochromic (TC) materials, in particular, vanadium dioxide (VO2) thin films, is apromising alternative to the conventional resistor heater elements. In addition, with the fast increasing need for more energy and the decrease of energy resources, there is also an increasing need for new technologies to reduce energy consumption. TCglazing windows coated with VO2 thin films have been being investigated widely for this application. It is reported that one can lower electricity bill by 30% by using glazing windows in summer time alone and can also save fuels if used for automobiles.Both of the military and civilian applications represent a huge market. Using its innovative, high volume, low cost and open-air Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD) technique, MCT's proposed Phase I program is to deposit dense, single-phase, andepitaxial oxide thin films on single crystal substrates for the optical modulation applications, and to evaluate the materials and thermochromic properties of these films."

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