Economical Robust Multifunctional Bridge Window Coatings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N65538-07-M-0106
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N063-176-0196
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-176
Small Business Information
NANOSONIC, INC.
P.O. Box 618, Christiansburg, VA, 24068
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
008963758
Principal Investigator
 Mike Bortner
 PI, Sr. Group Leader
 (540) 953-1785
 mbortner@nanosonic.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Lawson
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (540) 953-1785
Email: llawson@nanosonic.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of the proposed Navy SBIR program is to demonstrate economical, high performance, multifunctional bridge window coatings that offer high levels of electrical conductivity, high optical transmission, high levels of hydrophilicity (for anti-fogging and anti-reflection), and improved abrasion resistance for current Navy and DoD ship platforms. The immediate goal is to demonstrate improvements over other currently available bridge window designs, specifically targeting lower cost, EMI shielding, abrasion resistance, anti-fogging and de-icing functionality, high impact and shock resistance, high optical transmission, and with minimal optical anomalies for use with night vision goggles. NanoSonic has demonstrated that extremely low percentages of its novel nanomaterials are required to elicit high levels of conductance and tailored electromagnetic response on glass, polycarbonate, and acrylic substrates. Additionally, NanoSonic has done significant related work with similarly fabricated, extremely hydrophilic coatings (anti-fog, self-cleaning) that have inherent anti-reflective properties and are readily integrated with ship bridge windows. NanoSonic will work with systems integrators to address specific requirements for DoD and Navy applications.

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