The need to hide and identify assets from observation by methods such as SWIR and Radar via camouflage is an essential and rapidly evolving military need.
AMD has been developing technology utilising the ability of nano-materials to actively modulate IR emissions from surfaces and provide broadband absorption of electro-magnetic energy.
AMD's materials work at the University of Sussex covers almost the entire wave spectrum and is receiving increasing interest by defence bodies and commercial partners.
Our process lends itself to scaling this technology, leading to a variety of possible new technologies from adaptive IR optics to heat management and radar mitigation applications.
PHOTONIC GAS SENSING
Highly advanced and tunable photonic crystal sensing materials
AMD have developed Nanoparticulate inks containing a range of layered materials.
These sensing platforms can be tuned to be ultra sensitive and specific to particular gases.
Percolating thin films of these layered systems can be incorporated into chemiresistive sensors for a device with an electrical read-out.
The nanostructured sensing platforms can be incorporated into an optically active macroscopic matrix for chromometric sensing.
STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONOTORING
Scanning for impact assessment and fault analysis
The threat of hidden barely visible impact damage (BVID) and general straining in composites is significant.
Non-destructive evaluation and monitoring of equipment is an essential measure to improve the capability, quality and in-service lifetime of equipment.
Introducing 2d nanomaterials into composite resins or onto substrates will show a change in optical signature upon strain. This is a good indicator of general equipment integrity highlighting fatigue cracks.
AMD’s technology has been developed by leading research groups with expertise in liquid processing of 2D nanomaterials.