Upconverting Films

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$748,822.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0137
Award Id:
86313
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0485
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 07-034
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6F Gill Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114584175
Principal Investigator:
Xiaomei Guo
Material Engineer
(781) 935-2800
xmguo@bostonati.com
Business Contact:
Yingyin Zou
President
(781) 935-2800
kzou@bostonati.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Infrared (IR) detection approaches have required significant development of highly sensitive arrays for a wide range of area. How to engineer materials to achieve high IR sensitivity and be deposited onto lenses, goggles, or other substrates are challenging and important to military and commercial applications. For many military missions, a cost-effective, ultra-compact, and efficient infrared detection is desired. High efficiency upconverting films have the potential to generate visible emissions for direct IR detection. We have successfully shown in Phase I that our nanostructured upconverting glass ceramic films were capable of meeting the needs of direct detection of multiple IR wavelengths at low costs. Efforts to further increase the up-conversion efficiency and to implement additional wavelength detection ranges will be conducted during Phase II. BATi is confident that the encouraging results achieved in Phase I will turn into a great commercial success in the next stage.

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