Accession Number : ADA589075


Title :   Agile Response Coatings (ARC)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 2005-15 Oct 2008


Corporate Author : WAKE FOREST UNIV WINSTON-SALEM NC DEPT OF PHYSICS


Personal Author(s) : Carroll, David L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a589075.pdf


Report Date : 15 Oct 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : The mission of the Agile Response Coatings (ARC) program is to address areas of critical need through embedding sensing and response capabilities into a coating system compatible with a wide range of air force weapons and surveillance platforms. The program is intended to develop a coating system that biomemetically responds to its surroundings, airframe integrity, and attack. To do this, the program will design and engineer a set of sensing technologies and camouflage technologies based on novel nano-structured composite materials. We ultimately envisage these to be integrated into a distributed system of autonomous response.


Descriptors :   *AIRFRAMES , *COATINGS , *EMBEDDING , ATTACK , CAMOUFLAGE , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , DETECTION , ENGINEERS , MISSIONS , NANOSTRUCTURES , RANGE(EXTREMES) , RESPONSE , SURVEILLANCE , WEAPONS


Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE