Rugate Technologies, Inc.

353 Christian Street
Oxford, CT 06478
http://www.rugate.com
7 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 16
Total Value of Awards $2.65MM
First Award Date 01/01/97
Most Recent Award Date 05/03/12

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Gratrix Mr. Edward J. Gratrix 1 Message
Laso-Wasem Jeanne E. Laso-Wasem 1
Rahmlow Thomas D. Rahmlow Jr. 4 Message
Rahmlow Mr. Thomas D. Rahmlow Jr. 8 Message
Thomas Thomas Jr. 1 Message
Lazo-Wasem Jeanne Lazo-Wasem 3 Message

16 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-126
Budget: 05/03/12 - 05/03/13

ABSTRACT: Optical filters on solar cells can improve cell performance by maximizing light transmission into the cell and by helping maintain cell operating temperature with minimal added weight. Anti-reflection films reduce Fresnel reflection losses and maximize light transmitted to the cell. Reflection of below band-gap photons reduces the heat...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N091-028
Budget: 03/23/09 - 09/23/09

Anti-reflection coating of ogive shaped optics presents a number of technical challenges. The principle challenge is obtaining a uniform high transmission coating on a strongly curved surface. The coating must perform well over a wide range of angles. If the optic is exposed to ambient conditions, it must be resistant to rain and dust impact, as...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A07-079
Budget: 03/12/09 - 03/12/11

Sensor performance for the 3rd Generation FLIRs can be substantially improved by increased simultaneous throughput of both mid wave (MWIR) and long wave (LWIR) sensor bands (3.5 5µm and 7.8 10.5µm) in the optical systems. Phase I addressed coating design and initial deposition for five of categories of optical components: anti-reflection (...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A07-079
Budget: 01/30/08 - 07/30/08

Sensor performance for the 3rd Generation FLIRs can be substantially improved by increased simultaneous throughput of both sensor bands in the optical systems. Currently available antireflection coatings (ARs) have optimized performance for either spectral band, but not both on the same optic. Where AR coatings do cover both bands or the entir...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 07-1
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07

The technical challenge of imaging planets in other star systems is resolving these dim objects in the close vicinity of a bright star. This challenge requires the suppression of direct and scattered light from the star without attenuating or distorting the planet's image. We will develop and demonstrate high performance apodized occulting and p...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 07-1
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07

The feasibility of radioisotope thermophotovoltaic (RTPV) power systems has been shown. The best efficiencies reported to date for a TPV module test include front surface spectral control filters. This program will address the technical challenges to developing and qualifying highly efficient spectral control filters that can survive high tempe...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N05-002
Budget: 05/11/05 - 11/11/05

This program will develop a cost effective, highly repeatable process for fabricating spatially variable neutral density filters with very tight geometry. Three fabrication methods will be developed and evaluated. The first method consists of sputtering through a moving deposition mask. The mask is sheared relative to the part to achieve a rapid...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-125
Budget: 05/19/04 - 05/19/06

Fabrication of narrow band, far infrared (FIR), high reflectivity optical elements (notch filters) requires development of an interference filter that is approximately ten times thicker than standard FIR interference filters. In Phase I we developed designs capable of meeting 2% bandwidth FIR filters using rugate techniques. We selected high r...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF03-125
Budget: 06/06/03 - 03/06/04

Fabrication of far infrared notch filters requires development of a filter that is ten times thicker than our current near-infrared filters. Rugate Technologies proposes to improve upon its capability in infrared filter fabrication through incorporating multiple design techniques, materials research, process development, and incorporating novel...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 01-1
Budget: 01/01/01 - 12/31/01

Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is dramatically increasing the bandwidth on telecommunications networks and will have a direct impact on internet-based communication architecture for data delivery from NASA near-earth platforms. The optical demultiplexers in DWDM systems rely on complex interference filters to transmit a very narro...

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