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Overview of nanotechnology and its applicability to the Department of Defense
Author(s): Allison Hernandez; Rick Stevens; Kevin Thorson; Gregory J Whaley
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Paper Abstract

Advances in a wide variety of nanotechnologies are expected to substantially benefit future military weapon systems. The technology development cycle for military platforms requires a given technology to reach a defined state of maturity before its use in a deployable system. Nanotechnologies such as quantum dots and carbon nanotubes, while showing great promise of performance benefits, are still considered too immature for immediate use. Defense contractors are in active research of applications of nanoscale engineered materials and devices and are beginning to engage nanotechnology suppliers for future military platforms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5925, Nanophotonic Materials and Systems II, 592507 (23 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.613121
Show Author Affiliations
Allison Hernandez, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (United States)
Rick Stevens, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (United States)
Kevin Thorson, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (United States)
Gregory J Whaley, Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5925:
Nanophotonic Materials and Systems II
Zeno Gaburro; Stefano Cabrini, Editor(s)

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