Nanostructured Particles with Designed Mid-Infrared Spectral Emission

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0503
Agency Tracking Number: N102-125-1011
Amount: $79,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-125
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bradford Pindzola
 Senior Research Chemist
 (781) 879-1230
Business Contact
 Ren,e Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (781) 879-1286
Research Institution
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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