HOLOGRAPHIC TARGET CLOAKING FROM TACTICAL LASER DETECTION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,905.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8921
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Nts Engineering
6695 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA, 90803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
YOLANDA JACQUES
(213) 493-6651
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE TECHNIQUES TO CLOAK A TARGET WILL ULTIMATELY DETERMINE ITS ABILITY TO SURVIVE BY AVOIDING DETECTION AND TRACKING. HOLOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY HAS THE UNIQUE COMPATIBILITY OF BEING ABLE TO DEFLECT INCOMING RADIATION IN A PATTERN THAT IS DETERMINED WHEN THE HOLOGRAPHIC FILM IS MADE. THUS, THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING THE BEAM FROM A LASER RANGEFINDER, FOR EXAMPLE, COMPLETELY MISDIRECTED AWAY FROM AN AIRCRAFT (MISSILE) IN A DIRECTION THAT IS ADVANTAGEOUS FOR AVOIDING DETECTION IS CURRENTLY WITHIN THE STATE OF THE ART. HOLOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY HAS THE ABILITY TO REJECT VERY NARROW WAVELENGTH BANDS (DELTA LAMBDA = 20NM) OR VERY BROAD BANDS (DELTA LAMBDA = 400NM) OF THE VISIBLE AND INFRARED SPECTRAL REGIONS. HOLOGRAPHIC MIRRORS CAN BE TUNED TO REFLECT SPECIFIC LASER WAVELENGTHS WITH REFLECTIVITIES OF 99.9% (EXPERIMENTALLY MEASURED). IT CAN DO THIS WITH HIGH OPTICAL DENSITY (OD >6). APPLICATIONS OF CLOAKING TO MILITARY DEVICES AND SENSORS FROM TACTICAL LASERS APPEARS STRAIGHTFORWARD.

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