Jul 1, 2008

Infrared Retroreflective,Visable Absorbing , Electrostatically Adhesive Microsphere Taggant

Low cost, highly efficient taggants are needed for protecting unguarded perimeters around military installations. The taggants are required to be minimally visible under visible (VIS) light illumination, but should have enhanced infra-red (IR) signatures so they can be remotely detected using a simple device such as a man-portable IR viewer. The taggants should withstand normal weather conditions and readily adhere to a variety of surfaces including various natural materials, metals, fabrics, and human skin. They must also be safe for human exposure, environmentally benign and cost-effective.