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
Agency Tracking Number:
095447
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd., Westerville, OH, 43082-8699
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
051815553
Principal Investigator:
Philip Swinehart
Principal Investigator
(614) 891-2243
pswinehart@lakeshore.com
Business Contact:
Mahavir Sanghavi
Business Official
(614) 891-2243
msanghavi@lakeshore.com
Research Institution:
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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