CONTROLLED EMISSIVITY MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,983.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8909
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Nichols Research Corp
4040 S Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL, 35802
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ANDREW T TEXTORIS
(617) 246-4200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE COMBINED USE OF MULTIPLE SENSORS SUCH AS VISIBLE OPTICS, FLIRS, AND THERMAL IMAGERS HAS CREATED A NEED TO CONTROL THE MULTI-SPECTRAL SIGNATURES OF HIGH VALUE TARGETS. NRC IS PROPOSING A PHASE I PROGRAM AIMED AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY FOR SELECTING AND CONTROLLING THE EMISSIVITY OF PAINTS AND COATINGS FOR LOW OBSERVABLE APPLICATIONS. THE KEY ELEMENT IN THIS PROPOSED EFFORT IS AN AVAILABLE COMPUTER CODE CALLED SEPAC (SPECTRAL EMITTANCE OF PAINTS AND COATINGS) WHICH WILL BE USED TO CALCULATE (FROM FIRST PRINCIPALS) THE SURFACE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF PAINTS AND COATINGS. PRIOR RESULTS OBTAINED WITH SEPAC HAVE SHOWN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH EMISSIVITY MEASUREMENTS ON SOME SPECIFIC PAINT AND COATING SYSTEMS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I PROGRAM IS TO FORMULATE, FABRICATE, AND EVALUATE SPECIFIC BINDER/PIGMENT COMBINATIONS FOR PROOF OF CONCEPT.

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