NOVEL RADAR CHAFF

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21610
Amount: $49,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 588, New Kensington, PA, 15068
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robin R Oder
 (412) 337-4415
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RESEARCHERS ARE PREPARING ENVIRONMENTALLY DEGRADABLE RADAR CHAFF MADE FROM AEROGEL SOLIDS. THE CHAFF HAS WINGLOADING OF GRAMS PER SQUARE METER, TAILORED TO BE ONE TO TWO ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE LESS THAN IS POSSIBLE WITH PRESENT THIN FILM COATED CHAFF. THE DESIGN FLEXIBILITY OF THE NOVEL CHAFF ALLOWS EXTENSIVE AND STABLE MEASUREMENTS OF PHENOMENA. THE CAPABILITY TO CONTROL THE FALL RATE ENHANCES THE ABILITY TO MAKE REPRODUCIBLE MEASUREMENTS. THE BENIGN COATED AEROGEL CHAFF IS NATURALLY DEGRADED BY ENVIRONMENTAL MOISTURE AND DOES NOT REQUIRE BACTERIAL ACTION OR SPECIAL TREATMENT TO ASSURE BIOGRADABILITY.

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