Radiation Hard Multi-Layer Optical Coatings

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,935.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX08CC81P
Agency Tracking Number:
074376
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc.
6201 East Oltorf Street, Suite 400, Austin, TX, 78741-1222
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100651798
Principal Investigator:
Keith Jamison
Principal Investigator
(512) 389-9990
kjamison@nanohmics.com
Business Contact:
Keith Jamison
Business Official
(512) 389-9990
kjamison@nanohmics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Next generation space telescopes require advanced optical coatings to provide low loss transmission of light in a variety of spectral ranges and protect optical components from damage in a space environment. In this SBIR program Nanohmics proposes to examine uses of amorphous nitrides and oxides as a high quality, long lived coating for production of wide-acceptance angle IR anti-reflection and band-pass coatings on optical components. Amorphous nitrides are hard, flexible wide-bandgap semiconductor materials that can be used as an optical coating. Alternating layers of high index nitrides such as AlN combined with low index oxides such as SiO2 can be used to make good wide acceptance angle anti-reflective coatings for a variety of optical components.

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