Parachute Olefin-polysulfone Obfuscating Film (POOF)

Period of Performance: 09/12/2016 - 02/11/2017


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

1 Broadway Array
Cambridge, MA 02142
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


MORSE Corp proposes to develop the Parachute Olefin-polysulfone Obfuscating Film (POOF) airdrop concept. POOF consists of a canopy constructed of transparent olefin polysulfone films that depolymerize into a benign gas when raised above a tunable transition temperature. The films depolymerization will be triggered by Joule heating, with a secondary transience mechanism utilizing free radical generation via photo initiators. This material approach to the reduction in parachute visual and physical signature can be applied to round chutes as well as ram air parafoils.