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Man Portable Smoke Generator Using Flash Vaporization Dissemination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 36483
Amount: $98,629.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3275 Progress Drive
Orlando, FL 32826
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Guy Mattson
 (407) 281-1948
Business Contact
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Research Institution

Engineering Technology, Incorporated (ETI) proposes the design and development of a portable backpack smoke generator for Small Unit Combat, Non-confrontational Combat and National Institute of Justice Applications. The device shall be capable of producing sustained "visible" obscurants, effective in the visible and near-IR wavelengths, but transparent at longer wavelengths. The proposed system shall form the obscurant via the "flash atomization" of gelled gases combined with a solid particle visible obscurant, titanium dioxide (TiO2). The smoke generator shall function essentially like a conventional fire extinguisher, but will be capable of enhanced powder dissemination due to the vaporization of a carbon dioxide carrier gas. Benefits of the proposed system over current technology include low cost, non-toxic, high extinction coefficient obscurant material; low cost production of the filled obscurant cylinder; high efficiency dissemination of near-monodisperse smoke particles; proven shelf life of pressurized containers; and extremely simple operation.

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