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SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AMPHIPATHIC POLYMERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
45973
Program Year/Program:
1999 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43GM060071-01
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANATRACE, INC.
ANATRACE, INC. 26111 Miles Rd Cleveland, OH 44128 5933
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1999
Title: SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AMPHIPATHIC POLYMERS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $104,390.00
 

Abstract:

Not Available Reveo, Inc. has invented a proprietary low cost pigment technology having the unprecedented quality that it can be designed to be highly reflective at any wavelength in the range of less than 300 nm to more than 3000 nm with a reflective bandwidth in the range of less than 40 nm to more than 1000 nm. Outside the reflective band, the material is transparent. This novel material, based on cholesteric liquid crystals (CLCs), is uniquely capable of defeating advanced battlefield detection technology that utilizes multispectral and hyperspectral detection schemes. These schemes involve detecting a combination of specific visible and near-infrared wavelengths that are characteristic of manmade objects but distinct from foliage, thereby defeating all attempts at broadband camouflage. Defeating these detection schemes while maintaining the visible and infrared camouflage that disrupts casual battlefield visibility is presently nearly impossible. Reveo proposes to adapt its unique, spectrally-designable pigment technology to the specific narrow-band and multi-band spectral requirements of next-generation military camouflage in the visible and near-infrared. This technology can also simultaneously defeat polarization-based detection schemes. Reveo has extensive experience in designing variable wavelength and bandwidth CLC films and has developed a proprietary process for fabricating pigments from CLC film materials. BENEFITS: The totally transparent, low cost near-infrared CL

Principal Investigator:

Melvin H. Keyes

Business Contact:


4198913030
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANATRACE, INC.
1280 DUSSEL DR MAUMEE, OH 43537

EIN/Tax ID: 341458982
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No