SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AMPHIPATHIC POLYMERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$104,390.00
Award Year:
1999
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1R43GM060071-01
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ANATRACE, INC.
1280 DUSSEL DR, MAUMEE, OH, 43537
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MELVIN KEYES
() -
Business Contact:
(419) 891-3030
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Not Available Reveo, Inc. has invented a proprietary low cost pigment technology having the unprecedented quality that it can be designed to be highly reflective at any wavelength in the range of less than 300 nm to more than 3000 nm with a reflective bandwidth in the range of less than 40 nm to more than 1000 nm. Outside the reflective band, the material is transparent. This novel material, based on cholesteric liquid crystals (CLCs), is uniquely capable of defeating advanced battlefield detection technology that utilizes multispectral and hyperspectral detection schemes. These schemes involve detecting a combination of specific visible and near-infrared wavelengths that are characteristic of manmade objects but distinct from foliage, thereby defeating all attempts at broadband camouflage. Defeating these detection schemes while maintaining the visible and infrared camouflage that disrupts casual battlefield visibility is presently nearly impossible. Reveo proposes to adapt its unique, spectrally-designable pigment technology to the specific narrow-band and multi-band spectral requirements of next-generation military camouflage in the visible and near-infrared. This technology can also simultaneously defeat polarization-based detection schemes. Reveo has extensive experience in designing variable wavelength and bandwidth CLC films and has developed a proprietary process for fabricating pigments from CLC film materials. BENEFITS: The totally transparent, low cost near-infrared CL

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