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Innovative Vehicle Camouflage

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number: N033-0268
Amount: $515,352.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-T013
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2003
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-12-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-12-19
Small Business Information
70 Pearce Avenue
Tonawanda, NY 14150
United States
DUNS: 964299853
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Terrence Vargo
 President
 (716) 873-1199
 tvargo@integument.com
Business Contact
 Terrence Vargo
Title: President
Phone: (716) 873-1199
Email: tvargo@integument.com
Research Institution
 THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV.
 John Brupbacher
 
W-400 Wyman Park Center
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

 (410) 516-3318
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

The use of painted camouflage patterns on military hardware is a time-tested, cost-effective and practical countermeasure against human vision and aided vision target acquisition systems in many combat scenarios. However, the ability to integrate advanced patterns and optical effects is inherently limited by painting techniques. By contrast, advanced reel-to-reel film processing technologies yield very sophisticated film compositions, patterns and surface finishes not achievable by paint-based techniques. Primarily, the focus of this project will describe new developments related to an advanced surface barrier protection peel and stick appliqué system designed to include three dimensional camouflage patterns sublimed directly into the applique. The camouflage aspect of the applique is designed with the objective of achieving at least 20% signature reduction when incorporated onto large land vehicles and structures important to the U.S. Marine Corp. Further, this appliqué system will have both inherent and internally built-in capabilities for providing exceptional corrosion protection to all vehicles equipment and structures to which it will be applied

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