Nanostructured Erosion Resistant Coatings for Zinc Sulfide Windows and Domes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-06-M-0252
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-014-0196
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NANOSONIC, INC.
P.O. Box 618, Christiansburg, VA, 24068
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008963758
Principal Investigator:
M. Berg
Principle Investigator
(540) 953-1785
mberg@nanosonic.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Lawson
Contracts Administrator
(540) 953-1785
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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