DRLI has experience in the design,
development and fabrication of thin film materials, multilayer optical filters,
and sophisticated optical devices. The
experience at DRLI includes expertise in applying coating technology to
government tactical and strategic systems as well as various areas of scientific
and commercial products. This includes the development and
production of the advanced solar control coating applied to the NASA EVA Sun
Visor. DRLI is equipped with film processing and
characterization equipment capable of specialty and production level multilayer
thin film fabrication. Our objective is to
supply a cost effective service for the research, development and production of
thin film coatings through the application of current film processing. Uniform, multilayered, optically precise coatings for space
and terrestrial environments may be applied to flat, cylindrical, spherical and
coated visors have been in use by NASA astronauts for nearly 20 years.
All visors are currently deployed, in space, right
In addition to coating the NASA sun visors, DRLI is now
applying an Advanced Thermal Control Coating to the NASA EVA Protective
Visor. DRLI continues with NASA and our partners to further development in
this and other areas of technology.
Other areas of technology
supported by DRLI:
research into materials and deposition techniques has
led to the development of films with unique properties.
They are currently in use at the National Ignition
Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(LLNL) and are aiding in the search for fusion power..
DRLI was proud to partner with The Department of Veterans
Affairs in the Boston Retinal Implant project.