Infrared-Transparent Electromagnetic Shield Coatings

Period of Performance: 06/11/2015 - 06/10/2017


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Principal Investigator


In this SBIR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) is developing infrared-transparent, electromagnetic shield coatings which can be applied to electro-optic sensor windows and domes. The coatings will be deposited by metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), which can deposit high quality films with very low stress and excellent uniformity on 3-dimensional substrates. Phase I demonstrated technical feasibility of developing coating materials with high electrical conductivity and good infrared transparency in the 3 micron to 5 micron wavelength range. Phase II will further optimize the coating properties, and demonstrate coating performance in the operational environment.