Narrowband Perfect Absorber using Metamaterials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-13-C-0073
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
C2-0366
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
CBD11-102
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
51 East Main Street, Suite 203, Newark, DE, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
966110350
Principal Investigator:
AhmedSharkawy
CTO
(302) 456-9003
sharkawy@lumilant.com
Business Contact:
AhmedSharkawy
CTO
(302) 456-9003
sharkawy@lumilant.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Current bolometers are broadband detectors and tend to absorb broad IR spectrum for thermal imaging. A key issue with these systems is the lack of sensitivity of the sensors in target detection due to blackbody radiation limit. As a result, one of the many important applications such as low concentration chemical detection cannot be performed. A solution to this problem is to employ cryogenic systems where the sensors are cooled either thermoelectrically or with liquid nitrogen which can lead to higher sensitivity in detection. However, one major drawback of these systems is the size, weight and power (SWaP) issue as they tend to be rather bulky and cumbersome which have largely challenged their use in UAV"s.

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