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Passive Optical Taggants for Laser Designated Friend or Foe Identification

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-146-0883
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-146
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Passive Optical Taggants for Laser Designated Friend or Foe Identification
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-12-M-1432
Award Amount: $149,976.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: TIAX will develop a passive (unpowered) optical taggant device that responds with a signal in the 3-5 micron atmospheric transmission band when probed with a short-wave infrared laser. The device will be suitable for Identification Friend or Foe applications for US military and allies. It will be low-cost, robust, and easy to install in the field in a variety of shapes or cross-sections. The emission spectral signature will be confined to a narrow band, and features to promote covertness and avoid spoofing are included. BENEFIT: The technology will provide a tool for fratricide prevention that is designed for air- or vehicle-based identification of friendly dismounted personnel. Many issues with previous technology are addressed. The device is unpowered, lightweight, easy to use and is easily detectable, but operates outside the range of common night vision equipment so that it does not compromise concealed troops. This device will provide a useful tool for avoidance of friendly fire incidents under many operating conditions.

Principal Investigator:

William Barney
Principal
(781) 879-1231
Barney.William@TIAXLLC.com

Business Contact:

Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
(781) 879-1286
Wong.Renee@TIAXLLC.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No