Project Announcement: Multifunctional Surface Coating

The objective is to explore how coating systems interact with and enhance the performance of vehicular autonomy system sensors.

  • Employing coatings to fine-tune reflectivity and emissivity signals discretely across a spectrum.
  • Exploring coatings that can decouple EM wavelengths and frequencies to enable selective detection by special purpose sensors.
  • Assessing coatings for protective shielding of sensors and electronics.
  • And to understand the interaction between CARC and coatings for autonomy.

This project builds upon tasks of Phase I (FY 17) in which the investigators researched, baselined, and compared current coatings used globally by the commercial and military vehicle community for autonomous operations.   The coatings research included any information regarding unreleased/uncommercialized coatings.

Those interested in participating in this project should contact John Keippala, by October 15, 2018. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).