ABSORPTION CAPABILITY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 934
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Artech Corp
2901 Telestar Court, Falls Church, VA, 22042
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR. FRED ORDWAY
 (703) 560-3292
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SENSITIVITY OF STELLAR GUIDANCE OPTICS IS LIMITED BY REFLECTION OF STRAY LIGHT INSIDE THE OPTICAL SYSTEM. IMPROVEMENT BY 50-100% OR MORE CAN BE OBTAINED WITH A BLACK COATING, DISCOVERED BY CHARLES FELDMAN AT JOHNS HOPKINS APPLIED PHYSICS LABROATORY, CONSISTING OF SUBMICROSCOPIC COLUMNS OF AMORPHOUS SILICON PRODUCED BY ETCHING THE SURFACE OF A SOLID SILICON LAYER. THE PROGRAM, WITH DR. FELDMAN AS CONSULTANT, WILL EXPLORE THE COATING AND ETCHING PROCESSES INVOLVED AND OPTIMIZE THE OPTICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE FILM IN PREPARATION FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS TO BE DEVELOPED IN PHASE II.

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