Synthesis and Processing of High Performance Multi-spectral Obscurants

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911SR-11-C-0090
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4536
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09A-T021
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
158 Wheatland Drive, Pembroke, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008963758
Principal Investigator:
Michael Bortner
PI
(540) 626-6266
mbortner@nanosonic.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Lawson
Contracts Administrator
(540) 626-6266
llawson@nanosonic.com
Research Institute:
Virginia Tech
Don Baird
142 - B Randolph Hall
Blacksburg, VA, 24061-0000
(540) 231-5998
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The overall objective of this program is to enable low-cost production of high performance visible, IR and bispectral obscurants for improved ground force stealth and protection across the Armed Forces. In order to realize this goal, NanoSonic and Virginia Tech will build on promising Phase I results to investigate synthetic and processing approaches, optimize materials synthesis and processing, and scale-up the best performing candidates to provide the Army ECBC with sufficient quantities for full characterization, analysis and qualification. NanoSonic will demonstrate technologies that enhance obscurant performance using currently implemented materials, as well as investigate viable alternative approaches for new obscurant production. Importantly, the proposed effort supports development of bispectral obscurants that will provide integrated multifunctional performance covering a broad range of electromagnetic requirements. Cost and scalability are critical factors and will be considered to ensure practicality for platform integration.

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