Nanostructured Particles with Designed Mid-Infrared Spectral Emission

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,968.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0503
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-125-1011
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-125
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
Bradford Pindzola
Senior Research Chemist
(781) 879-1230
pindzola.brad@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact:
Ren,e Wong
Contracting Officer
(781) 879-1286
Wong.Renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Infrared flare countermeasures are used for protection of aircraft from IR-seeking surface-to-air missile by providing an intense IR signal, overpowering any other signal and misleading the threat sensor. Recently, advanced threat sensors have begun to monitor multiple optical bands and ignore conventional decoys. More advanced decoy systems have some spectral control over thermal emission, but are still limited. Hence, a critical need exists to develop a next-generation decoy platform that produces sufficient thermal emission in the wavelength regions of choice and is tunable to match the specific spectral thermal emission of particular aircraft. TIAX proposes to demonstrate the power and flexibility of nanostructured particles to meet the demand for these advanced decoy systems.

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