PHOTOCHROMIC ELECTRICAL AND THERMAL PROPERTIES OF FLUID FILLED TRANSPARENCIES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$250,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4430
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sputtertex Corp.
10575 Newkirk - Ste 790, Dallas, TX, 75220
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
B L Justice
(214) 869-3456
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PROTOTYPES OF MULTILAMINATE TRANSPARENCIES HAVING A CLOSED FLUID COUNTERCURRENT FLOW CIRCULATING SYSTEM WITH A THERMOELECTRIC SYSTEM WILL BE ADAPTED IN SEVERAL WAYS TO ACHIEVE: 1) PROTECTION AGAINST INCIDENT IR. 2) REGULATION OF INNER TRANSPARENCY SURFACE TEMPERATURE. 3) DYNAMIC RESPONSIVENESS TO INTENSE INCADESCENT FLASH. 4) SURFACE PROTECTION AGAINST LASER INDUCED OPACIFICATION OF TRANSPARENCY. 5) POTENTIAL INDUCTION IN EMP PASSAGE. EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE OF TRANSPARENCIES WILL BE DONE IN BLACK BOX SYSTEMS WITH THERMAL PROBES ON AN OPTICAL BENCH WITH APPROPRIATE SENSORS, AND LASERS. THERMAL REGULATION WILL BE DONE WITH THERMOELECTRIC MODULES MOUNTED ON FLUID SUPPLY LINES USING THERMOCOUPLED FEED BACK. THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES CAN ACHIEVE BOTH RAPID HEATING AND/OR COOLING WITH THE ADVANTAGE OF BEING DONE ELECTRONICALLY. PHOTOCHROMIC MATERIALS WILL BE EVALUATED FOR FLASH PROTECTION USE. THOSE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PHOTODYNAMIC RESPONDERS WILL BE STUDIED FOR UTILIZATION IN THIS SYSTEM: 1) PHOTOCHROMIC RESPONDERS. 2) FARADAY EFFECT DEPENDENT RESPONDERS. 3) CHARGE INJECTION RELATED RESPONDERS. RADIO FREQUENCY SPUTTERING AND MAGNETRON SPUTTERING WILL BE USED TO GENERATE PROTECTIVE AND RESPONSIVE FILMS. FLUID FLOW CHARACTERISTIC WILL BE ESTABLISHED AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CIRCULATING FLUIDS AND PHOTOCHROMES WILL BE COMPARED WITH MATRIX FIXED SURFACE FILMS.

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