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Low Visibility Decoy Flare

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-12-C-0055
Agency Tracking Number: S2-0182
Amount: $743,135.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM09-002
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-06-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
205 Schoolhouse Road
Souderton, PA -
United States
DUNS: 122998925
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Peter Zavitsanos
 (215) 723-8588
Business Contact
 Evelyn Downs
Title: Contracts
Phone: (215) 723-8588
Research Institution

Low visibility rotary aircraft decoys are needed to protect vehicles against heat seeking missile attacks without illuminating the target which exposes the aircraft to small arms fire and potentially compromising the mission. The novel approach to this challenge is to produce a decoy which emits only in the bands of interest utilizing techniques such as containment and composition selection to optimize performance from the limited volume of existing dispensers. Reactive materials will be used to generate heat which will produce a hot cloud of molten metal and hot CO2 gas neither of which will produce a visible signature, but will produce the IR signal desired.

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