Infrared Metamaterials for Emission Phase Control

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,187.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-13-C-0006
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F10B-T30-0190
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, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
962572470
Principal Investigator:
David Shelton
President
(407) 574-3107
david.shelton@plasmonics-inc.com
Business Contact:
David Shelton
President
(407) 574-3107
david.shelton@plasmonics-inc.com
Research Institute:
Sandia National Lab
Bruce Burckel
1515 Eubank SE
Albuquerque, NM, 87123-
(505) 284-9983
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
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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