What are the latest developments on materials for reducing visible, infrared, and thermal signatures?
DSIAC was asked to update a prior technical inquiry conducted in mid 2018 on “Soldier Adaptive Camouflage Technologies.” DSIAC performed a search for recent, relevant open-source materials and collected approximately 70 articles. A DSIAC subject matter expert from the Georgia Tech Research Institute reviewed the list and down selected approximately 20 of the most viable technologies/research efforts. A summary report of the findings was delivered to the inquirer. Areas covered included manipulation of emissivity, reflectivity, adsorption, refraction, and backscatter using multispectral camouflage materials, multilayered cavity-coupled plasmonic systems, metamaterials, nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, glass microspheres, nanofibers, electrochromatic fabrics, metasurfaces, waveguides, and lenticular lens materials.