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Synthesis and Processing of High Performance Multi-spectral Obscurants

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Nanosonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive Pembroke, VA 24136-3645
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Synthesis and Processing of High Performance Multi-spectral Obscurants
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-11-C-0090
Award Amount: $750,000.00


The overall objective of this program is to enable low-cost production of high performance visible, IR and bispectral obscurants for improved ground force stealth and protection across the Armed Forces. In order to realize this goal, NanoSonic and Virginia Tech will build on promising Phase I results to investigate synthetic and processing approaches, optimize materials synthesis and processing, and scale-up the best performing candidates to provide the Army ECBC with sufficient quantities for full characterization, analysis and qualification. NanoSonic will demonstrate technologies that enhance obscurant performance using currently implemented materials, as well as investigate viable alternative approaches for new obscurant production. Importantly, the proposed effort supports development of bispectral obscurants that will provide integrated multifunctional performance covering a broad range of electromagnetic requirements. Cost and scalability are critical factors and will be considered to ensure practicality for platform integration.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Bortner
(540) 626-6266

Business Contact:

Lisa B. Lawson
Contracts Administrator
(540) 626-6266
Small Business Information at Submission:

NanoSonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive Pembroke, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541877635
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Research Institution Information:
Virginia Tech
142 - B Randolph Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0000
Contact: Don Baird
Contact Phone: (540) 231-5998