Infrared-Transparent Electromagnetic Shield

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-14-C-0015
Agency Tracking Number: N132-123-0590
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N132-123
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Small Business Information
201 Circle Drive North, Unit # 102, Piscataway, NJ, 08854-3723
DUNS: 787144807
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nick Sbrockey
 Principal Scientist
 (732) 302-9274
 sbrockey@structuredmaterials.com
Business Contact
 Gary Tompa
Title: President
Phone: (732) 302-9274
Email: GSTompa@structuredmaterials.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this SBIR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. www.structuredmaterials.com (SMI) will develop infrared-transparent, electromagnetic shielding coatings that can be applied to electro-optic sensor windows and domes. The coatings will be based on films of indium nitride (InN), deposited by metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD). InN is a refractory material with known infrared transparency. InN can be readily alloy with gallium nitride (GaN) and/or aluminum nitride (AlN) to create a family of electrically conductive, infrared transparent coating materials. InN and these related group III nitride materials have already been extensively developed for electro-optic applications. The proposed MOCVD technology can deposit high quality group III nitride coatings, with very low stress and excellent uniformity on 3-dimensional substrates.

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