Non-Specular Reflective Surface Treatment
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, WV, United States
A surface treatment to break up the reflections of radio waves to eliminate dropouts and hot spots. For radio waves, this surface, compared to a flat surface, is reflective in a way similar to how a piece of white paper is reflective compared to a mirror for visible light.
Primary Application Area: Defense & Transportation
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: This is a new, lower cost and more durable way to reduce undesired reflections of radio energy in communications and radar systems as well as reducing radar cross-section for increased security and stealth.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 739
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: NRAO is funded by the National Science Foundation via a Cooperative Agreement with Associated Universities, Inc.
Primary Sources of Funding: Other
Looking for: Development / License Partners