Nano-Layered Protective Coating for ZnS Windows and Domes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R132
Agency Tracking Number: A043-157-0136
Amount: $69,935.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-157
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rabi Bhattacharya
 Prin. Res. Scientist/Div. Director
 (937) 426-6900
 rbhattacharya@ues.com
Business Contact
 Francis Williams, Jr.
Title: Contractors Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project explores the feasibility of depositing nano-layered protective coatings for ZnS windows and domes. Nano-layered superlattice consisting of two optically transparent hard materials will be designed for transmission to cover the multispectral ZnS window. Materials will be selected based on hardness and optical absorption. The superlattice will be fabricated by using magnetron sputtering. The coatings will be thoroughly characterized in terms of their durability and transmission under rain and sand erosion test conditions.

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