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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$62,023.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9615
Agency Tracking Number:
9615
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
701 Haines Ave Nw, Albuquerque, NM, 87102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Patrick M Dhooge
(505) 243-3111
Business Contact:
() -
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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