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Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon

Award Information

Department of Defense
Special Operations Command
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
SOCOM 10-008
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Diffraction, Ltd
186 Mad River Park Waitsfield, VT 05673-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-10-P-0080
Award Amount: $98,367.00


Diffraction LTD will develop a multi-spectral battery powered combat ID beacon. Key emitter technologies will include vacuum encapsulated photonic crystals in the MWIR and LWIR spectral bands. In Phase 1, a complete optical, electrical, and mechanical design of the beacon will be produced. A model taking into account emitter characteristics, atmospheric transmission, ambient lighting, and various detector characteristics will be built to enable simulations of the beacon to predict its range performance. Diffraction has extensive experience designing, building, and fielding combat ID beacons in the NIR, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR portions of the spectrum. BENEFITS: The developed beacon will enable covert positive identification of U.S. forces thereby greatly reducing the chance of fratricide.

Principal Investigator:

Bob Kogut
General Manager / Senior Engineer

Business Contact:

Bob Kogut
General Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

Diffraction, Ltd
186 Mad River Park Waitsfield, VT 05673

EIN/Tax ID: 030337343
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No