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Low Visibility Decoy Flare

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Special Operations Command
Award ID:
91259
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
S091-002-0067
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GENERAL SCIENCES, INC.
205 Schoolhouse Road Souderton, PA 18964
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Low Visibility Decoy Flare
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-09-P-0019
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Low visibility rotary aircraft decoys are needed to protect vehicles against heat seeking missile attacks without illuminating the target which exposes the aircraft to small arms fire and potentially compromising the mission. The novel approach to this challenge is to produce a decoy which emits only in the bands of interest utilizing techniques such as containment and composition selection to optimize performance from the limited volume of existing dispensers. Reactive materials will be used to generate heat which will produce a hot cloud of molten metal and hot CO2 gas neither of which will produce a visible signature, but will produce the IR signal desired. This effort can be leveraged to create a non visible signaling flare useful for covert target marking and covert rescue efforts. BENEFITS: Commercial aircraft decoy protection can benefit from this technology. The development of a low temperature/ low visibility decoy will allow the devices to be deployed without the risk of fires while still providing safety for the aircraft, particularly during take off and landings.

Principal Investigator:

Peter D. Zavitsanos
Principal Investigator
2157238588
GSI@General-Sciences.Com

Business Contact:

Evelyn C. Downs
Contracts Manager
2157238588
GSI@General-Sciences.Com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GENERAL SCIENCES, INC.
205 Schoolhouse Road Souderton, PA 18964

EIN/Tax ID: 232226839
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No