A NOVEL RAM CONCEPT FOR SIMULTANEOUS CONTROL OF IR SIGNATURES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6264
Amount: $49,913.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Physical Sciences Inc
603 King St, Alexandria, VA, 22314
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR J T SCHRIEMPF
 (703) 548-6410
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Abstract
A NOVEL CONCEPT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP COATINGS WITH DUAL RADAR AND THERMAL SUPPRESSION CHARACTERISTICS. THE CONCEPT EMPLOYS WELL KNOWN TECHNIQUES USED FOR RADAR ABSORBING COATINGS AND COMBINES THEM WITH TECHNIQUES FOR PRODUCING LOW EMISSIVITY SURFACES IN THE INFRARRED WAVELENGTHS IN A WAY IN WHICH TOTAL COMPATIBILITY IS ASSURED. VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF MATERIALS DEMONSTRATING THE APPROPRIATE PROPERTIESAND THE REQUIRED COMPATIBILITY ARE AVAILABLE. MATERIAL TYPE AS WELL AS GEOMETRY AND CONFIGURATION CAN BE USED AS VARIABLES FOR PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIRED RADAR ABSORBING PROPERTIES AND LOW EMISSION OPTICAL PROPERTIES, IT APPEARS THAT AN APPROPRIATE MATERIAL SELECTION MAY ALSO PROVIDE COATINGS CAPABLE OF BEING APPLIED IN ENVIRONMENTS OF MODERATE AND ELEVATED TEMPERATURES. DURING PHASE I, AN EXAMINATION WILL BE MADE OF THE MATERIAL PARAMETERS AND THE GEOMETRIC PARAMETERS TO DETERMINE WHAT COMBINATION OF PROPERTY TYPES AND GEOMETRIES SHOULD BE EMPLOYED TO PRODUCE COATINGS POSSESSING OPTIMIZED DUAL RADAR AND THERMAL SUPPRESSION CHARACTERISTICS AS WELL AS LOW EMISSIVITIES IN THE VISIBLE SPECTRUM. MODERATE TO ELEVATED TEMPERATURE PERFORMANCE WILL ALSO BE ONE OF THE OBJECTIVES.

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