Dielectric Materials Enhancement via Excimer Laser Processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$730,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-06-C-0205
Award Id:
73851
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-019-3685
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
275 Cooper Ave., Tonawanda, NY, 14150
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
007708613
Principal Investigator:
Nehal Chokshi
VP of Business Developmen
(716) 447-2587
nehalchokshi@ambptech.com
Business Contact:
Gary Tompa
President
(732) 302-9274
gstompa@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AMBP Tech in collaboration with the ESI of SUNY UB has demonstrated the improvement of surface flashover on dielectrics by a factor of 2x utilizing laser processing techniques. Based on our extensive experimentation and characterization in Phase I we have developed a working hypothesis that unites the debating theories of surface flashover propagation and a path to increasing the surface flashover strength by at least an order of magnitude. In the Phase II program we will flesh out the details of our understanding of the interplay between the two competing propagation mechanisms of surface flashover and use this understanding to develop a reliable laser process to achieve significantly higher surface flashover strengths. Additionally, AMBP Tech, utilizing is strong vendor relationships and capital equipment assembly know how, will build a 6 axis motion control system to treat the surfaces of complex shaped dielectrics so that we can field test the laser treatment with DOD customers as well as commercial partners.

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