MOST SURFACE COATINGS (PAINTS) USED ON THE EXTERIOR OF MILILTARY HARDWARE POSSESS HIGH THERMAL EMITTANCE IN THE 3 TO 5 MICRON AND 8 TO 23 MICRON WAVELENGTH REGIONS, MAKING THEM VULNERABLE TO DETECTION USING STATE-OF-THE-ART OPTICAL INFRARED DETECTORS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$50,142.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3844
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Dset Labs Inc
Box 1850 - Black Canyon Stage, Phoenix, AZ, 85029
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JOHN E BRZUSKIEWICZ
(602) 465-7356
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MOST SURFACE COATINGS (PAINTS) USED ON THE EXTERIOR OF MILILTARY HARDWARE POSSESS HIGH THERMAL EMITTANCE IN THE 3 TO 5 MICRON AND 8 TO 23 MICRON WAVELENGTH REGIONS, MAKING THEM VULNERABLE TO DETECTION USING STATE-OF-THE-ART OPTICAL INFRARED DETECTORS. THIS PROPOSED EFFORT HAS AS ITS OBJECTIVE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SURFACE COATINGS THAT HAVE LOW SPECTRAL EMITTANCE PROPERTIES IN THE SENSITIVE WAVELENGTH REGIONS BY TAILORING OPTICAL PROPERTIES ON THE BASIS OF THE INDIVIDUAL PROPERTIES OF THE CANDIDATE COATING CONSTITUENTS. THE SCOPE OF THE STUDY WILL INCLUDE SELECTING THE MEANS BY WHICH PIGMENTS AND POLYMERIC BINDERS ARE COMBINED, BOTH IN SINGLE AND MULTICOAT (E.G. MULTILAYER) ARRANGEMENTS, TO EFFECTIVELY REDUCE THE RISK OF OPTICAL DETECTION. PHYSICAL MODELS OF THE MOST PROMISING PAINTS, FILMS, COATINGS, APPLIQUES (DECALS), ETC. WILL BE PREPARED AND EVALUATED.

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