LIGHT WEIGHT CONTROLLED EMISSIVITY LAYER WITH INTEGRATED MICROWAVE ABSORBER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8474
Amount: $49,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 469, Concordville, PA, 19331
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 WILLIAM J BITER
 (215) 358-0200
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL INVOLVES AN INNOVATIVE COATING WHICH CAN REDUCE THE THERMAL SIGNATURE OF A TARGETS WHILE ALSO ABSORBING MICROWAVES OVER SELECTED FREQUENCY BAND. THIS COATING IS A THIN FILM WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TO A FLEXIBLE PLASTIC FILM AND TO EXTEND SIGNATURE CONTROL OVER A MULTI-SPECTRAL REGION. THE COATING CONSISTS OF A THIN FILM DEPOSITED OVER A THIN RESISTIVE LAYER. THE METAL FILM IS PATTERNED TO FUNCTION AS ANTENNA-LIKE ELEMENTS LOADED BY A RESISTOR WHERE VALUE IS DETERMINED BY THE EXPOSED PORTION OF THE RESISTIVE SHEET UNDERNEATH. THE ADDED WEIGHT AND VOLUME OF THESE LAYERS IS NEGLIGIBLE, SO THE FINAL STRUCTURE WILL BE LIGHT AND WHEN FOLDED, OCCUPY LITTLE VOLUME. IT COULD BE EASILY CARRIED FOR PERSONNEL PROTECTION TO SUPPRESS IR RADIATION WITH ABSORBING AT MICROWAVE FREQUENCIES.

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