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Printable Radar Absorbent Materials/Structures for Soldier Uniforms & Other Army Textiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-19-P-0221
Agency Tracking Number: A18B-023-0048
Amount: $149,999.55
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18B-T023
Solicitation Number: 18.B
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-02-08
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SW Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011
United States
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Adam Goff
 Principal Investigator
 (434) 220-2513
Business Contact
 Michael Pruzan
Phone: (540) 769-8430
Research Institution
 Georgia Tech Research Institute
 Timothy L. Gehret Timothy L. Gehret
505 10th Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

 (404) 594-0950
 Nonprofit College or University

Portable Advanced Battlefield and Ground surveillance radar can now provide effective detection of small targets, posing challenges for troop movement and stealth missions. Radar absorbent strategies have been achieved in composites and larger textile objects, but effective light-weight solutions for current operational clothing and individual equipment systems such as uniforms, knapsacks and body armor are currently lacking. Literature has identified candidate radar absorbing materials, but these have been demonstrated primarily for composites, shielding, and/or non-Army relevant textiles. Real-world solutions must work with diverse Army-relevant textiles. Luna proposes printing thin, lightweight, radar-absorbing patterns, ensuring effective absorption in real-world conditions for current operational clothing and individual equipment systems with minimal additional manufacturing costs. For the Phase I program Luna will combine modeling and simulation, material synthesis, and radar cross-section/absorption testing, with the primary goal of demonstrating feasibility via absorption across the X-Ku band.

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