Metamaterial Countermeasure and Defeat Program (MCDP)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,976.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0285
Award Id:
92469
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-042-1561
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2345 Anvil Street North, St. Petersburg, FL, 33710
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836759522
Principal Investigator:
Rand Dannenberg
Scientist
(727) 344-7300
rdannenberg@eclipsethinfilms.com
Business Contact:
Ronald Storm
Scientist
(727) 344-7300
rstorm@eclipsethinfilms.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
There is an urgent need for the modeling of Metamaterials and the identification of countermeasures. Metamaterials with novel properties have been shown theoretically to provide enhanced capabilities for controlling optical, RF, and acoustic signatures and for creating novel devices. This presents potential opportunities for, and threats to, existing naval systems that depend on reflected energy signals to locate and track targets by creating effective cloaking materials. The properties of materials needed to cloak objects can be realized in principle with engineered composites, or Metamaterials. However, it is not yet known how well these materials can be realized and thus to what degree this new material design paradigm may impact naval systems. The Metamaterial Countermeasure and Defeat Program (MCDP) will use advanced techniques for the creation of metamaterials to identify and create defeat mechanisms against theses new threats. The MCDP models will result in new metamaterials that will be used to develop these next generation systems that are feared by many governments. Current metamaterial research methods will be used to predict potential characteristics and capabilities. These models will be fabricated into working systems for characterization and testing to determine effective tactics or countermeasures.

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