Submarine Radar Vulnerability Reduction
Navy SBIR FY2013.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2013.1
Topic No.: N131-033
Topic Title: Submarine Radar Vulnerability Reduction
Proposal No.: N131-033-0454
Firm: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
Oceanit Center
828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-4314
Contact: Derek Yo
Phone: (808) 531-3017
Web Site:
Abstract: Oceanit's approach is to develop an optically transparent radar absorbing material with super-hydrophobic characteristics comprised of a set of carbon nanotube (CNT) coating layers that adhere to the optical window ports of the imaging system and provide X-band radar protection without compromising optical performance in the visible and infrared spectrums. Oceanit will also research and develop a radar absorbing material (RAM) for the metal or composite casing of the periscope mast sensor head using more conventional RAM and classic dielectric layering techniques.
Benefits: An optically transparent radar absorbing material can be used in the mobile device and plasma display industries to provide EM shielding for optical interfaces.