Flexible LED Lighting
Navy SBIR 2018.1 - Topic N181-002
MCSC - Mr. Jeffrey Kent - firstname.lastname@example.org
Opens: January 8, 2018 - Closes: February 7, 2018 (8:00 PM ET)
ACQUISITION PROGRAM: PM151.2,
Shelters-Field Feeding-Containers Team, LED lighting for softwall and
OBJECTIVE: Develop a Light
Emitting Diode (LED) lighting system on flexible substrates that have small
form factor, low weight, low power consumption, and low heat output. The
systems are intended for use in Marine Corps soft-wall and rigid wall shelters.
DESCRIPTION: The Marine Corps
has used LED lighting systems in soft-wall and rigid-wall shelters. Testing
has shown that current LED lighting has not provided the energy efficiencies
and cost savings originally desired. Output from the current LED technology is
less than fluorescent lighting, requiring more LED lights to reach equivalent
lighting levels. Additionally, the color/wavelength of many of the LED systems
causes headaches and eye fatigue. The current LED lights also create more heat
than fluorescents, adding thermal load to shelter interiors. The LED lights
are also heavy and large.
PHASE I: The company will
develop concepts for a flexible LED lighting system that meet the requirements
described above. The company will demonstrate the feasibility of the concepts
in meeting Marine Corps needs and will establish that the concepts can be
developed into a useful product for the Marine Corps. Feasibility will be
established by material testing and analytical modeling, as appropriate.
Examples of the modeling and testing would include, but not be limited to,
modeling of signal attenuation, structure and weight reduction, thermal
resistance, and coupon testing. The small business will provide a Phase II
development plan with performance goals, key technical milestones,
manufacturing processes and capabilities, and that will address technical and
manufacturing risk reduction. This Phase II plan will also include
specifications for a prototype.
PHASE II: Based on the
results of Phase I and the Phase II development plan, the small business will
develop a prototype evaluation. The prototype, along with the manufacturing
processes, will be evaluated to determine capability in meeting the performance
goals defined in the Phase II development plan and the Marine Corps requirements
for the flexible LED lighting system. System performance, and cost
effectiveness, will be demonstrated through prototype evaluation and modeling
or analytical methods over the required range of parameters including numerous
deployment cycles. Evaluation results will be used to refine the prototype and
manufacturing methodology into an initial design that will meet Marine Corps
requirements. The company will prepare a Phase III development plan to
transition the technology to Marine Corps use.
PHASE III DUAL USE
APPLICATIONS: Upon successful completion of Phase II, the company will be
expected to support the Marine Corps in transitioning the technology for Marine
Corps use. The company will develop the flexible LED lighting system for
evaluation to determine its effectiveness in an operationally relevant
environment. The company will support the Marine Corps for test and validation
to certify and qualify the system for Marine Corps use.
1. Department of Defense.
MIL-PRF-44259E, Performance Specification, Light Set, Portable, Fluorescent. 29
2. Department of Defense.
MIL-STD-810G, Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests. 31
3. Department of Defense.
MIL-STD-1472G, Design Criteria Standard, Human Engineering. 11 January 2012.
4. USON for Energy Efficient
Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lighting. Quantico, VA. 29 November 2010.
5. Underwriters Laboratories.
UL 8752, Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) Panels. 13 June 2012.
6. “Nth Light.” Nth Degree
Technologies Worldwide Inc. 31 July 2017. https://www.ndeg.com/
7. “PiXey.” Rohinni LLC. 31
July 2017. http://www.rohinni.com/
8. “Flexible type, 400 x
50MM.” LG Display. 2014. http://www.lgoledlight.com/portfolio_page/400x50mm/
KEYWORDS: LED; OLED; Micro
LED; Printed LED; Flexible LED; Organic LED; Light Panels