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Structurally Engineered Titanium Nitride Nanomaterial for Advanced Bi-Spectral Obscurants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-20-C-0030
Agency Tracking Number: A2-8122
Amount: $549,997.51
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A13-044
Solicitation Number: 13.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-03-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-06
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SW Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011-1921
United States
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Guandong "Gordon" Zhang
 (434) 483-4240
Business Contact
 Lisa Powell
Phone: (434) 483-4246
Research Institution

Obscurants play a crucial role in protecting the US warfighter by decreasing the electromagnetic energy available for the functioning of sensors, seekers, trackers, optical enhancement devices and the human eye. Obscuration capability needs to be significantly enhanced with less toxic, and higher performing materials that have tunable absorbing and scattering bands, specially for the Infrared bands. On the Phase II, Luna developed advanced visual and Infrared (IR) wavelength obscurants based on plasmonic nanomaterials. They exhibit ideal bi-spectral features. This sequential Phase II effert will continue to engineer these plasmonic nanostructrues and scale up the production. Low dimension plasmonic nanostructures will be further developed to enhance the Far-IR optical response. Unique synthesis process and facility will be designed to fabricate these nanostructure based bi-spectral obsbsurants in large scale and with high performance and low cost.

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