Heat Resistant Visual Landing Aid Lighting Fixtures for Ship Flight Decks and Expeditionary Air Field Matting

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$80,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0531
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-132-0592
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-132
Small Business Information
Energy Focus, Inc
32000 Aurora Road, Solon, OH, 44139
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
173823345
Principal Investigator
 Roger Buelow
 Chief Technology Officer
 (440) 715-1251
 rbuelow@efoi.com
Business Contact
 Roger Buelow
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (440) 715-1251
Email: rbuelow@efoi.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase I investigation seeks to determine the feasibility of developing a VLA landing light capable of withstanding the anticipated increased high-temperature loads of new jet engine technology in the high-shock aircraft carrier environment. The fixture will be a form-fit-function replacement to the legacy fixture but will also explore the possibility of using advanced materials, optics, coatings, light sources and manufacturing methods. The ability to withstand direct jet exhaust up to 1700F will require the development of special sealing and gasketing techniques and the use of metal alloys that will not anneal, harden, or soften under the repeated temperature excursions. Optics and coatings will be developed that can survive for extended periods (thousands of hours) at a sustained 1700F in atmosphere. A detailed design validation plan will ensure that the developed fixture ultimately meets its intended specifications. Small-sample testing will also be performed to validate the performance of the proposed materials and interface methods.

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