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Narrowband Perfect Absorber using Metamaterials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
C2-0366
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD11-102
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Lumilant, Inc.
51 East Main Street, Suite 203 51 east main street suite 203b Newark, DE 19711-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Narrowband Perfect Absorber using Metamaterials
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0073
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

Current bolometers are broadband detectors and tend to absorb broad IR spectrum for thermal imaging. A key issue with these systems is the lack of sensitivity of the sensors in target detection due to blackbody radiation limit. As a result, one of the many important applications such as low concentration chemical detection cannot be performed. A solution to this problem is to employ cryogenic systems where the sensors are cooled either thermoelectrically or with liquid nitrogen which can lead to higher sensitivity in detection. However, one major drawback of these systems is the size, weight and power (SWaP) issue as they tend to be rather bulky and cumbersome which have largely challenged their use in UAV"s.

Principal Investigator:

Ahmed Sharkawy
CTO
(302) 456-9003
sharkawy@lumilant.com

Business Contact:

Ahmed Sharkawy
CTO
(302) 456-9003
sharkawy@lumilant.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lumilant, Inc.
51 East Main Street, Suite 203 Newark, DE -

EIN/Tax ID: 274339726
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No