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Electrochromic Tungsten Oxide Nano Particles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73492
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-033-2176
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Chameleon Optics, Inc.
511 East Third Street Suite 311 Bethlehem, PA 18015-2072
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Electrochromic Tungsten Oxide Nano Particles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-05-C-0063
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Chameleon Optics was founded on March 10, 1998 in Philadelphia, PA, for the purpose of developing unique devices based on proprietary chromogenic (color-changing) coatings. The company is a resident organization of the University City Science Center, one of the largest and most successful business incubators in the world. Chameleon Optics has patented technology to produce reflective flexible electrochromic devices based on electrochromic tungsten oxide particles dispersed in a fluoropolymer matrix. These devices are much less costly and easier to manufacture than their rigid counterparts. However, like their rigid counterparts, these flexible electrochromic devises exhibit inadequate switching speed, spectral response and switching potential to be commercially attractive. The objective of this Phase I effort will be to demonstrate a flexible electrochromic device with substantially improved properties through the control of the size and shape of the electrochromic tungsten oxide particle imbedded within the polymer matrix. Pursuant to the above objective, we propose to (1) formulate a material system utilizing particle size and shape control, with special emphasis on generating nanoparticles; (2) characterize this new system structurally; and (3) test the resulting device for improvement in switching speed, spectral response and switching potential.

Principal Investigator:

Paul J. Martin
President
2153872717
pmartin801@aol.com

Business Contact:

Marie Di Pasquale
Vice President
2153872717
pmartin801@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CHAMELEON OPTICS, INC.
3401 Market Street, Suite 217 Philadelphia, PA 19104

EIN/Tax ID: 232955057
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No