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Uncooled Infrared Detectors based on Bioinspired Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91690
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0181
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Smart Polymers Research Corporation
108 4th St Belleair Beach, FL 33786
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Uncooled Infrared Detectors based on Bioinspired Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0125
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop lightweight, low-cost biomaterials or biologically inspired infrared (IR) detection technology for space-based military and commercial applications. To meet IR detection requirements, we plan to develop and show with a materials perspective, how these materials can sense thermal/IR radiation to be used and produced in uncooled imaging systems. Smart Polymers Research Corporation proposes to investigate the usefulness of a biologically derived protein, which exists in nature, to use in uncooled IR detectors through their dehydration and rehydration processes. Thin films of the material will be fabricated using the low cost self-assembly technique. The biomaterial films will be fully characterized to demonstrate their effectiveness as IR sensing materials. Upon successful conclusion of the Phase I feasibility program, we plan to take this effort further in Phase II with incorporation of the material into IR microbolometers which will be developed in collaboration with several partners.

Principal Investigator:

Matt Aldissi
Senior Staff Scientist
7274243595
maldissi@fractalsystemsinc.com

Business Contact:

Anastasia Bogomolova
President/Senior Staff Scientist
7275956175
abogomol@hotmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SMART POLYMERS RESEARCH CORP.
108 4th Street Belleair Beach, FL 33786

EIN/Tax ID: 202040176
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No