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
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3844
Amount: $50,142.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Box 1850 - Black Canyon Stage, Phoenix, AZ, 85029
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JOHN E BRZUSKIEWICZ
 (602) 465-7356
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Research Institution
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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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