Wavelength Specific Dielectric Obscurants using Electromagnetically Engineered Nanoparticles

Period of Performance: 11/06/2014 - 11/05/2015


Phase 2 STTR

Recipient Firm

Lumilant, Inc.
51 East Main Street, Suite 211 Array
Newark, DE 19711
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

University of Delaware
140 Evans Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Institution POC


As infrared (IR) electo-optical sensors improve in both availability and quality a strong need exists to have comparable improvements in the performance of military obscurants within the IR band. Conventional approaches for creating effective IR obscurants have relied primarily on shaped metal particles with high aspect ratios (e.g. rods, flakes).