Optical Coatings for Deep Concave Surface

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,888.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-09-C-0041
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-028-0551
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
RUGATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
353 Christian Street, Oxford, CT, 06478
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
949115208
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Rahmlow
Vice President, Technolog
(203) 267-3154
tomrahmlow@rugate.com
Business Contact:
Jeanne Lazo-Wasem
Vice President, Technolog
(203) 267-3154
jlazo-wasem@rugate.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Anti-reflection coating of ogive shaped optics presents a number of technical challenges. The principle challenge is obtaining a uniform high transmission coating on a strongly curved surface. The coating must perform well over a wide range of angles. If the optic is exposed to ambient conditions, it must be resistant to rain and dust impact, as well as rapid changes in temperature. The proposed process is a cylindrical magnetron sputtering source to produce a gradient index anti-reflection film. Efforts in Phase 1 will include the demonstration of high performance anti-reflection film on cylindrical and ogive shaped optics in the mid-IR spectral region.

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