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, johnk@ncms.org or (734) 995-2195 by October 15, 2018. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).