PASSIVE THERMAL SIGNATURE SUPPRESSION THROUGH HEAT DISPERSION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9215
Amount: $49,141.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2800 Turnpike Dr, Hatboro, PA, 19040
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 STEPHEN P ZAWISLAK
 (215) 443-5325
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR ADVANCED INFRARED SIGNATURE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS IN THE U.S. MARINE CORPS. THE EXISTANCE OF THESE SIGNATURES MAKE THE ASSOCIATED WEAPON SYSTEM VULNERABLE TO ENEMY ATTACK. MOST IR SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS AVAILABLE TODAY ARE BULKY, HEAVY AND UNACCEPTABLE FOR MOST APPLICATIONS ESPECIALLY AIRCRAFT. THIS EFFORT WILL FOCUS ON BUILDING THERMAL SIGNATURE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS INTO HIGH PERFORMANCE MATERIALS SUCH AS ADVANCED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. THE METHOD OF SUPPRESSION WILL BE PASSIVE IN NATURE AND INVOLVE THE RAPID DISPERSION OF HEAT SO AS TO LOWER OVERALL TEMPERATURES AND TO ELIMINATE THE APPEARANCE OF HOT SPOTS. AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES FABRICATED FROM COMPOSITE MATERIALS WHERE THE REINFORCEMENT FOR THE COMPOSITE WILL HAVE EXTREMELY HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY WILL BE DEVELOPED. THE COMPOSITES WILL NOT ONLY HAVE EXCELLENT MECHANICAL PROPERTIES BUT WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO DISPERSE LARGE AMOUNTS OF HEAT, RAPIDLY.

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