Increased Infrared (IR) Sensor Angle of Regard for Conformal/Special Operations Force

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,844.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-12-C-5181
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F112-112-0861
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF112-112
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
6201 East Oltorf St., Suite 400, Austin, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100651798
Principal Investigator:
Byron Zollars
Principal Scientist
(512) 389-9990
bzollars@nanohmics.com
Business Contact:
Michael Mayo
President
(512) 389-9990
mmayo@nanohmics.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: Nanohmics is proposing a technology development program that will result in infrared optical components (windows, lenses, and domes) that have high-performance broadband anti-reflection, large angle-of-regard, and anti-erosion properties. The underlying technology is based on a new low-cost process for creating random nanoscale features on optical surfaces. The proposed Phase II program builds on the breakthroughs achieved in Phase I, and will culminate in the delivery of multiple articles of infrared optics with high-performance coatings. In parallel, Nanohmics will scale up existing production capabilities to enable low-volume throughput of high-performance surface treatments for infrared optical components for commercial and DoD customers. BENEFIT: Commercialization of the high-performance anti-reflective, wide angle-of-regard infrared optical technology is addressed with a series of scale-ups in process equipment and capability, to the point where small-volume throughput for the surface treatment of infrared optical components can be achieved by the completion of the Phase II program.

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