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SWITCHABLE POLYMER MICROWAVE ABSORBER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
15431
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15431
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: SWITCHABLE POLYMER MICROWAVE ABSORBER
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $543,252.00
 

Abstract:

IT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP A CONDUCTIVE POLYMER LAMINATE THAT CAN BESWITCHED BETWEEN MICROWAVE TRANSMITTING AND ABSORBING STATES, AND TUNED TO INTERMEDIATE STATES, BY THE APPLICATION OF A SMALL DC ELECTRICAL CURRENT. THE LAMINATE WOULD HAVE A LIGHTWEIGHT POLYMER CONSTRUCTION AND COULD BE USED TO COVER ANY SURFACE AS A COUNTERMEASURE AGAINSTRADAR DETECTION. PHASE I RESEARCH WILL BE DIRECTED AT SURVEYING SEVERAL CANDIDATE CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS FOR THEIR ABILITY TO ABSORB X-BAND RADIATION WHEN DOPED AND TRANSMIT IT WHEN UNDOPED. PROMISING MATERIALS WILL BE ASSEMBLED INTO STANDALONE MODULATORS HAVING A BATTERY-LIKE CONSTRUCTION ALLOWING THE CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS TO BE REVERSIBLY CYCLED BETWEEN TRANSMITTING AND ABSORBING STATES BY ELECTROCHEMICAL OXIDATION/REDUCTION. THE FEASIBILITY OF THE APPROACH WILL BE DEMONSTRATED USING IN SITU MICROWAVE SPECTROSCOPIC MEASUREMENTS DURING OPERATION OF THE MODULATOR. THE RESULTS WILL BE USED TO SPECIFY MATERIALS FOR OPTIMIZATION AND SCALE--UP IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Martin W Rupich
Principal Investigator
6177699450

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Eic Laboratory, Inc.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No