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Narrowband Perfect Absorber using Metamaterials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0257
Agency Tracking Number: C111-102-0123
Amount: $149,955.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD11-102
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-09-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2012-09-26
Small Business Information
51 East Main Street, Suite 203, Newark, DE, -
DUNS: 966110350
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ahmed Sharkawy
 (302) 456-9003
Business Contact
 Eric Kelmelis
Title: CEO
Phone: (302) 456-9003
Research Institution
Hyperspectral imaging systems acquire the spatial and spectral information of the image scene simultaneously, and thus find important applications in remote sensing, military surveillance, and target identification. Most contemporary hyperspectral imaging systems operate at UV/VIS/NIR (ultra violet/visible/near infrared) spectrums. However, in many cases, especially in military applications, (hyper)-spectral sensing in the longer wavelengths range, such as middle wavelength IR (MWIR) or long wavelength IR (LWIR) spectrums, is of more interest. This is because long wavelengths electro-magnetic (EM) waves suffer less loss when penetrating through the contaminated atmospheric environment (fog, sand storm, dust, etc) of the battlefield. Moreover, presently there is a drive for putting these imaging systems on a wide range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) where their use depends on the characteristics of the many different surveillance and reconnaissance applications. The main discriminators are the operational flight duration and range, the altitude, and the payload capabilities. These features determine the feasible design of the sensor systems to be used on the platform.

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