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Inkjet Automation for Random Printing of Multifunctional Camouflage Theater…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73264
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-273-1697
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NanoSonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive Pembroke, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Inkjet Automation for Random Printing of Multifunctional Camouflage Theater Patterns
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8201-05-P-1003
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of the proposed Air Force SBIR Phase I program is to develop an automated inkjet based process for generation of random camouflage theater pattern appliqu¿s for composite tactical shelters. Complex 2-D patterns will be fabricated via a set of computer generated graphics instructions, which can be rapidly changed "on the fly" during printing to implement pattern randomization. Inkjet printing in this manner provides an inexpensive route to precisely control pigment deposition and patterning tolerances, resulting in an automation process that minimizes environmental waste and provides significant cost and time benefits. Additionally, inkjet printing provides a method to incorporate novel ink formulations for multifunctional camouflaging, such as electrically conductive inks to provide electromagnetic shielding and thermal management inks to allow emission reduction. NanoSonic will work with large systems integrators to address specific requirements for DoD applications.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Bortner
Research Scientist
5409531785
mbortner@nanosonic.com

Business Contact:

Richard O. Claus
President
5409531785
roclaus@nanosonic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOSONIC, INC.
P.O. Box 618 Christiansburg, VA 24068

EIN/Tax ID: 541877635
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No