Flare with Optically Invisible Light Signature (Foils)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H92222-09-P-0018
Award Id:
91260
Agency Tracking Number:
S091-002-0091
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12130 Rancho Road, Adelanto, CA, 92301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126112387
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Mahaffy
President & CEO
(760) 246-0279
kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com
Business Contact:
Eric Schmidt
Vice President & COO
(760) 246-0279
eric.schmidt@exquadrum.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed program will theoretically and experimentally assess and identify innovative technologies, and advanced materials that emit an effective infra-red (IR) countermeasure in the desired IR spectrum range while minimizing detectable signatures in the visible light spectrum. During the research effort, the project team will develop the initial technical design and supporting documentation for a low visibility decoy flare to be deployed from standard rotary wing aircraft flare dispensers. The proposed technology is an innovative extension of proven combustion and propellant technology. BENEFITS: The technology resulting from this proposed research effort will enhance survivability of military aircraft and cruise that are exposed to attacks from munitions employing IR guidance systems. The resulting, new technology flare will reduce the visible signature that highlights a targeted aircraft's position and increases its vulnerability to additional threats and attacks.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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