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Narrow-Band Infrared Obscurants for Survivability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAD1303P0064
Agency Tracking Number: A033-0148
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3252 Holiday Court Suite 227
La Jolla, CA 92037
United States
DUNS: 969813278
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Steven Oldenburg
 Senior Staff Manager
 (858) 638-0315
Business Contact
 Sheldon Schultz
Title: President
Phone: (858) 638-0315
Research Institution

We propose a new type of military obscurant that is based on the fabrication of metal composite particles with precisely defined geometries. These particles have high infrared extinction coefficients and, by precisely controlling their shape and size, thepeak extinction of the particles can be designed for a specific band of wavelengths. By selection of a group of extinction bands, the user can design an obscurant that has high extinction across the entire 0.7 - 12.0 micron band or leave a window oftransmission as desired. The composition of the particle will be further optimized to enhance dissemination, reduce toxicity, and allow for inexpensive manufacture. This obscurant will be useful for blocking surveillance and defeating threats such asmissiles, laser-guided munitions, and direct fire weapons. It will also allow for the incorporation of a selected window of observation for maintaining uninterrupted friendly observation and communication at desired wavelength bands.

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