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Flare with Optically Invisible Light Signature (Foils)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Special Operations Command
Award ID:
91260
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
S091-002-0091
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Exquadrum, Inc
12130 Rancho Road Adelanto, CA 92301
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Flare with Optically Invisible Light Signature (Foils)
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-09-P-0018
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed program will theoretically and experimentally assess and identify innovative technologies, and advanced materials that emit an effective infra-red (IR) countermeasure in the desired IR spectrum range while minimizing detectable signatures in the visible light spectrum. During the research effort, the project team will develop the initial technical design and supporting documentation for a low visibility decoy flare to be deployed from standard rotary wing aircraft flare dispensers. The proposed technology is an innovative extension of proven combustion and propellant technology. BENEFITS: The technology resulting from this proposed research effort will enhance survivability of military aircraft and cruise that are exposed to attacks from munitions employing IR guidance systems. The resulting, new technology flare will reduce the visible signature that highlights a targeted aircraft's position and increases its vulnerability to additional threats and attacks.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin E. Mahaffy
President & CEO
7602460279
kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com

Business Contact:

Eric Schmidt
Vice President & COO
7602460279
eric.schmidt@exquadrum.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EXQUADRUM, INC.
12130 Rancho Road Adelanto, CA 92301

EIN/Tax ID: 383667286
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No