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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0531
Agency Tracking Number: N102-132-0592
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-132
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
32000 Aurora Road, Solon, OH, 44139
DUNS: 173823345
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roger Buelow
 Chief Technology Officer
 (440) 715-1251
Business Contact
 Roger Buelow
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Phone: (440) 715-1251
Email: rbuelow@efoi.com
Research Institution
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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