DEVELOPMENT OF LOW INFRARED (IR) REFLECTING COATING FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$62,023.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1989
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
9615
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Delphi Research Inc
701 Haines Ave Nw, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr Patrick M Dhooge
 (505) 243-3111
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE AIR FORCE HAS A REQUIREMENT FOR PASSIVE ABSORBING COATINGS TO DEFEAT DETECTION BY MULTISPECTRAL ILLUMINATION. ORGANIC COATINGS CONTAINING A VARIETY OF FUNCTIONAL GROUPS CAN ABSORB INFRARED RADIATION ACROSS A BROAD WAVELENGTH RANGE. HOWEVER, THESE MATERIALS ARE DIFFICULT TO FORMULATE AND MAY HAVE A LIMITED ABILITY TO BE COLORED. AN EFFORT IS PROPOSED TO SYNTHESIZE A CLEAR, EASILY APPLIED ORGANIC MOLECULAR COATING CONTAINING A VARIETY OF FUNCTIONALITIES WHICH WILL ABSORB INFRARED RADIATION WITHOUT SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTING THE COLORING SCHEME OR RADIATION-ABSORBING ABILITIES OF THE SUBSTRATE. THE TASKS IN THE EFFORT WILL BE TO SYNTHESIZE THE MATERIAL, PREPARE COATINGS ON TEST ARTICLES AND MEASURE THE TEST ARTICLES FOR INFRARED REFLECTION, TEMPERATURE TOLERANCE AND ADHESION.

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