Accession Number:

ADA181095

Title:

Development of an Optical Survivability Coating. Phase 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CVD INC WOBURN MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A critical objective of the Strategic Defense Initiative SDI is the development of optical, particularly infrared, techniques to detect, acquire and track space objects and ballistic missiles. In order for the infrared IR systems to detect these relatively cool objectives at suitable ranges 1000 km or more, it is necessary that they operate at the limit of detectivity. Such high sensitivity makes these systems very vulnerable to laser counter measures. Particularly sensitive are the focal plane detectors, focusing optics and optical coatings, all of which have relatively low, optical coatings, all of which have relatively low, optical damage thresholds.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE