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Multi-Spectral Combat ID Beacon

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-10-P-0080
Agency Tracking Number: S101-008-0151
Amount: $98,367.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM10-008
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-09-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-03-03
Small Business Information
186 Mad River Park
Waitsfield, VT 05673
United States
DUNS: 795156629
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Bob Kogut
 General Manager / Senior Engineer
 (802) 496-6640
Business Contact
 Bob Kogut
Title: General Manager
Phone: (802) 496-6640
Research Institution

Diffraction LTD will develop a multi-spectral battery powered combat ID beacon. Key emitter technologies will include vacuum encapsulated photonic crystals in the MWIR and LWIR spectral bands. In Phase 1, a complete optical, electrical, and mechanical design of the beacon will be produced. A model taking into account emitter characteristics, atmospheric transmission, ambient lighting, and various detector characteristics will be built to enable simulations of the beacon to predict its range performance. Diffraction has extensive experience designing, building, and fielding combat ID beacons in the NIR, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR portions of the spectrum. BENEFITS: The developed beacon will enable covert positive identification of U.S. forces thereby greatly reducing the chance of fratricide.

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