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Flare with Optically Invisible Light Signature (Foils)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-09-P-0018
Agency Tracking Number: S091-002-0091
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM09-002
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-04-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-10-30
Small Business Information
12130 Rancho Road
Adelanto, CA 92301
United States
DUNS: 126112387
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Mahaffy
 President & CEO
 (760) 246-0279
Business Contact
 Eric Schmidt
Title: Vice President & COO
Phone: (760) 246-0279
Research Institution

The proposed program will theoretically and experimentally assess and identify innovative technologies, and advanced materials that emit an effective infra-red (IR) countermeasure in the desired IR spectrum range while minimizing detectable signatures in the visible light spectrum. During the research effort, the project team will develop the initial technical design and supporting documentation for a low visibility decoy flare to be deployed from standard rotary wing aircraft flare dispensers. The proposed technology is an innovative extension of proven combustion and propellant technology. BENEFITS: The technology resulting from this proposed research effort will enhance survivability of military aircraft and cruise that are exposed to attacks from munitions employing IR guidance systems. The resulting, new technology flare will reduce the visible signature that highlights a targeted aircraft’s position and increases its vulnerability to additional threats and attacks.

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