The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Advanced Material Development (AMD) contract to develop counter laser film coatings for optical applications such as soldiers’ goggles. The contract with the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD, formerly CTTSO) will fund AMD’s development of laser filtering coatings, based on AMD’s nanomaterial and photonic crystal technologies.
John Lee, CEO of AMD says “It is another very exciting step for AMD to receive an even greater level of interest from the US Department of Defense. Interest from the US DOD continues to demonstrate AMD’s ability to deliver innovative solutions to the growing challenges of today.”
Multi-frequency layered meta-material films and coatings, based on photonic crystal superlattices and nanomaterials. These materials provide a low-cost that filters specific wavelengths of light whilst retaining transparency across the remaining spectrum. These stable and flexible films and coatings can be applied to a range of substrates for applications including protective eyewear, electro-optic protection for cameras and anti-laser dazzle coatings for commercial aircraft.
Advanced Material Development (AMD) is a leader in the field of cutting-edge Materials Science. It specialises in funding research into 2D nanotechnologies and materials in collaboration with university partners to develop and commercialise unique solutions for industrial applications. In partnership with customers, it builds deep and lasting relationships that seek to bring solutions to market through various licensing initiatives.