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HOLOGRAPHIC TARGET CLOAKING FROM TACTICAL LASER DETECTION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8921
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8921
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nts Engineering
6695 E Pacific Coast Hwy Long Beach, CA 90803
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: HOLOGRAPHIC TARGET CLOAKING FROM TACTICAL LASER DETECTION
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,905.00
 

Abstract:

ACTIVE AND PASSIVE TECHNIQUES TO CLOAK A TARGET WILL ULTIMATELY DETERMINE ITS ABILITY TO SURVIVE BY AVOIDING DETECTION AND TRACKING. HOLOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY HAS THE UNIQUE COMPATIBILITY OF BEING ABLE TO DEFLECT INCOMING RADIATION IN A PATTERN THAT IS DETERMINED WHEN THE HOLOGRAPHIC FILM IS MADE. THUS, THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING THE BEAM FROM A LASER RANGEFINDER, FOR EXAMPLE, COMPLETELY MISDIRECTED AWAY FROM AN AIRCRAFT (MISSILE) IN A DIRECTION THAT IS ADVANTAGEOUS FOR AVOIDING DETECTION IS CURRENTLY WITHIN THE STATE OF THE ART. HOLOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY HAS THE ABILITY TO REJECT VERY NARROW WAVELENGTH BANDS (DELTA LAMBDA = 20NM) OR VERY BROAD BANDS (DELTA LAMBDA = 400NM) OF THE VISIBLE AND INFRARED SPECTRAL REGIONS. HOLOGRAPHIC MIRRORS CAN BE TUNED TO REFLECT SPECIFIC LASER WAVELENGTHS WITH REFLECTIVITIES OF 99.9% (EXPERIMENTALLY MEASURED). IT CAN DO THIS WITH HIGH OPTICAL DENSITY (OD >6). APPLICATIONS OF CLOAKING TO MILITARY DEVICES AND SENSORS FROM TACTICAL LASERS APPEARS STRAIGHTFORWARD.

Principal Investigator:

Yolanda jacques
2134936651

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nts Engineering
6695 E Pacific Coast Hwy Long Beach, CA 90803

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