Production of New Durable, Transparent Conductive Coatings

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-5022
Award Id:
82010
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-103-2029
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
626 Whitney Street, San Leandro, CA, 94577
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836439968
Principal Investigator:
Jason Wright
Scientist
(510) 483-4156
wright@aasc.net
Business Contact:
Mahadevan Krishnan
President
(510) 483-4156
krishnan@aasc.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Transparent conductive indium tin oxide (ITO) coatings are used on the canopies of certain USAF aircraft for a variety of electromagnetic functions. However, the aircraft canopies suffer from short service lifetimes and must be replaced often because today's ITO coatings exhibit poor mechanical durability and scratch resistance as aircraft fly through rain and dust. The need for frequent replacements results in highly reduced mission capable rates. In Phase-I of this effort, Alameda Applied Sciences Corporation will use its highly energetic deposition technology to synthesize indium zinc oxide (IZO) transparent conductive coatings with improved durability, while maintaining >80% transmissivity from 400 - 1200 nm and <25 ohms per square. The overall goal of this research is to extend the service life of aircraft canopies by tenfold over existing ITO coating materials.

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