Metal-Mesh Optical Filter Technology for Mid IR, Far IR, and Submillimeter

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,622.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CD99P
Award Id:
95459
Agency Tracking Number:
095447
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
575 McCorkle Blvd., Westerville, OH, 43082
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
051815553
Principal Investigator:
PhilipSwinehart
Principal Investigator
(614) 891-2243
pswinehart@lakeshore.com
Business Contact:
MahavirSanghavi
Business Official
(614) 891-2243
msanghavi@lakeshore.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I proposal describes a method of fabrication of far IR and THZ range multilayer metal-mesh filters. This type of filter consists of alternative layers of polymer material and structured thin metal films. The proposed filters are radiation hard and lightweight. The fabrication process proposed will increase the availability of such filters and expand the market while reducing the cost and delivery time. In Phase I, it is proposed to develop a process for incorporating the dielectric film in between the metal mesh and to maintain the mechanical integrity over the wide temperature range (from below 4K to 300K). In Phase II, optimized filters will be fabricated and their properties compared with design predictions. Phase III will involve product design, fabricating filter structures to meet customers' physical as well as optical needs, and marketing and sales investments.

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