Submarine Radar Vulnerability Reduction

Period of Performance: 06/18/2013 - 12/18/2013

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
828 Fort Street Mall Suite 600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Oceanit s approach is to develop an optically transparent radar absorbing material with super-hydrophobic characteristics comprised of a set of carbon nanotube (CNT) coating layers that adhere to the optical window ports of the imaging system and provide X-band radar protection without compromising optical performance in the visible and infrared spectrums. Oceanit will also research and develop a radar absorbing material (RAM) for the metal or composite casing of the periscope mast sensor head using more conventional RAM and classic dielectric layering techniques.