Nanostructured Erosion Resistant Coatings for Zinc Sulfide Windows and Domes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-M-0252
Agency Tracking Number: N064-014-0196
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-T014
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
NANOSONIC, INC.
P.O. Box 618, Christiansburg, VA, 24068
DUNS: 008963758
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 M. Berg
 Principle Investigator
 (540) 953-1785
 mberg@nanosonic.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Lawson
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (540) 953-1785
Email: llawson@nanosonic.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF DAYTON
 Robert Boehmer
 300 College Park
Dayton, OH, 45469
 (937) 229-1000
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Forward looking infrared (FLIR) systems are imaging devices that use two basic ranges of the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum: 3-5 µm (MWIR) and 8-12 µm (LWIR). These systems have applications in naval vessels, helicopters, armored fighting vehicles and fixed-wing aircraft. The goal of this proposed STTR Phase I project is to apply AR and compliant, erosion-resistant coatings to multispectral zinc sulfide, using NanoSonic’s patented Electrostatic Self-Assembly method. This coating system will dramatically increase the infrared transmission of zinc sulfide (> 90%) and maintain the integrity of the substrate through strong adhesion over a useful temperature range under adverse weather conditions. BENEFITS: Delamination Resistant Coating Systems for FLIR have applications for virtually every ground-based operation including force protection, surveillance, border patrol, perimeter security and special operations. Benefits for commercial aviation systems and camera and video devices are also anticipated.

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