Solid State Infrared Flare

Period of Performance: 06/15/2009 - 12/26/2009

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Techshot, Inc.
7200 Highway 150 Array
Greenville, IN 47124
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The Techshot Solid State Infrared Flare (SS IR Flare) will utilize existing high quality, commercial-off-the-shelf infrared LEDs to produce the required spectral output for use as a flare rocket providing illumination compatible with night vision gear. Powered by high current batteries, the physical configuration or form factor of the current launchers and flare rockets will remain unchanged. Techshot''s experience in developing both LED and power management systems for harsh environments comes to play as this specific project targets a reliable, repeatable design that ensures IR illumination is provided to the soldier as necessary to meet battlefield mission objectives.