Infrared Metamaterials for Emission Phase Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-13-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number: F10B-T30-0190
Amount: $749,187.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF10-BT30
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Bld. 53, Rm A218, Orlando, FL, -
DUNS: 962572470
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Shelton
 (407) 574-3107
Business Contact
 David Shelton
Title: President
Phone: (407) 574-3107
Research Institution
 Sandia National Lab
 Bruce Burckel
 1515 Eubank SE
Albuquerque, NM, 87123-
 (505) 284-9983
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
ABSTRACT: Under the first phase of the program, Plasmonics Inc. and Sandia National Laboratories investigated a range of surfaces that yield non-Lambertian emission profiles in the thermal infrared. The second phase of this program will further maturate the designs developed in the first phase of the program. With the vast majority of the analytical work complete, focus in the second phase will be placed on design fabrication and testing. It is strongly desirable to work with AFRL to target specific design metrics and platforms to focus on development of a practical prototype. The final goal for the second phase will be the deliverable of a directional emission surface for testing. BENEFIT: Thermal management remains a critical challenge for space, air, and terrestrial vehicles. The proposed technology provides a means to minimize surface emission as well as minimize surface loading from external thermal sources. A potential application for these surfaces includes mounting them on a satellite to maintain a high degree of thermal emissivity, but using their absorption directivity to selectively reject heat loading from the sun or earthshine.

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