Directionally-Tailored Infrared Emission and/or Transmission

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-11-C-0079
Agency Tracking Number: F10B-T30-0139
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF10-BT30
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
10211 Pacific Mesa Blvd., Suite 408, San Diego, CA, 92121-
DUNS: 130197267
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Starr
 (858) 625-4458
Business Contact
 Anthony Starr
Title: President
Phone: (858) 625-4458
Research Institution
 Duke University
 Phillip Grosshans
 Office of Research Support
2200West Main St., Suite 710
Durham, NC, 27710-
 (919) 681-5132
 Nonprofit college or university
ABSTRACT: It is proposed to develop an innovative structured class of devices with directive emission and transmission that utilize metamaterial concepts. The proposed structures will be thin films with electromagnetic responses that can be systematically manipulated in the infrared region to enable directionally tailored emissivity and transmissivity. The team has demonstrated nearly perfect absorbers in the IR range. The technology is compatible with existing commercial large area fabrication. BENEFIT: The proposed effort will enable fabrication of large area, light weight devices with directionally tailored emission and transmission. Such devices can be used for a range of IR applications, both civilian and military including thermal management, imaging applications, and others.

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