Highly Directional Infrared Emission and Transmission

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,963.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-12-C-0031
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F10B-T30-0218
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF10-BT30
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Geoffrey Burnham
Photonic Technologist
(781) 935-1200
gburnham@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Amanda Contardo
Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
Iowa State University
Joanne Altieri
1138 PEARSON HALL
AMES, IA, 50011-2207
(515) 294-7723
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
ABSTRACT: In this STTR program, Agiltron and Iowa State University (ISU) jointly propose to develop simple material and structural solutions that enable directionally dependent emission in the infrared regime. The highly directional infrared emission has extremely narrow emission patterns and a large difference between high and low emission states. In the Phase I program, the structure will be fabricated on top of a flat silicon substrate. Samples will be provided to the US Air Force for evaluation. The sample will have the following properties that fully fulfill the requirement of this solicitation: ratio of high/low emissivity better than 20, angle of radiation cone as small as 5 degrees. BENEFIT: The technical approach we propose is highly generalizable to the development of infrared lens/filters, beam splitters and other focal plane elements with highly directional emission property. It can be used for thermal management in space and other commercial applications. It can also be used to alter the observability of platforms as a function of angle of observation.

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