FOR IMAGE INTENSIFIERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$50,053.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4501
Agency Tracking Number:
4501
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9063 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX, 78733
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR PATRICK E CASSIDY
(512) 263-2101
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES AN SBIR PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS AND PROCESSING TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE MOISTURE RESISTANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF IMAGE INTENSIFIERS. RELIABILITY OF IMAGE INTENSIFIERS IS NOW AFFECTED BY MOISTURE PENETRATION INTO THE INTENSIFIER ASSEMBLY, WHICH IS POTTED WITH RTV SILICONE. THE APPROACH PROPOSED IS TO INVESTIGATE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE MATERIALS TO REPLACE THE SILICONE COMPOUNDS NOW USED. IN PARTICULAR, THIS PROJECT WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING POLYURETHANE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SILICONE. A MARKET SURVEY WILL BE CONDUCTED TO IDENTIFY MATERIALS WHICH MEET PROCESSING AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE IMAGE INTENSIFIER POTTING COMPOUND. METHODS TO IMPROVE ADHESION OF IMAGE INTENSIFIER COMPONENTS TO THE ENCAPSULANT WILL BE INVESTIGATED. ACCELERATED AGING TECHNIQUES WILL BE USED TO SCREEN POTENTIAL CANDIDATE MATERIALS UNDER SIMULATED SERVICE CONDITIONS IN THE LABORATORY. THE RESULT OF THIS EFFORT WILL BE RECOMMENDATION OF 3-5 MATERIALS FOR FURTHER TESTING.

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