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Nano-Enabled Broadband Infrared Anti-Reflection Coatings

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86359
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-001-0518
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agiltron, Inc.
15 PRESIDENTIAL WAY Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Nano-Enabled Broadband Infrared Anti-Reflection Coatings
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7808
Award Amount: $99,970.00
 

Abstract:

In this program, Agiltron and the group of Professor D. W. Wang at Boston College propose a novel nano-porous coating for next generation MDA IR anti-reflection (AR) coatings for detectors and optics. The collaborative research leverages recent progress in nano-material development at Boston College, and Agiltron's recently developed nano-coating processes. The proposed IR AR coatings will possess engineerable nano-porosity and predefined index profile characteristics along with extremely precise thickness control. These coatings can be expected to yield graded index profiles as well as discrete multilayers leading to the first universal IR AR solution for critical surfaces. The coatings will also possess superior radiation hardness, broadband anti-reflection, good thermal-mechanical stability, and both high and low temperature stability critical for a space environment. Additionally, our nano-porous coatings are obtained by a low cost wet chemistry process compatible with state of the art detector fabrication. Nano-porous coatings can also be applied to other IR optical components such as IR lenses and windows. The feasibility of the proposed approach will be demonstrated in Phase I. In Phase II, we will test its applicability to practical sensor surfaces and show net improvements in detector performance.

Principal Investigator:

Lawrence Domash
Director of Photonic Technology
7819351200
Ldomash@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Lisa M. Boardman
Contract Administrator
7819351200
Lboardman@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No