Smart Materials

"We can control the propagation of light, heat, sound, vibration and radio signals via the use of bespoke materials, tailored to the problem at hand. We have unique UK capabilities that offer multispectral operation and innovation for design and prototyping for both military and civil customers.”

Service

QinetiQ provides a UK sovereign capability in stealth materials across the three major signature control domains:

  • Acoustic stealth materials
  • Radio frequency (RF) stealth materials
  • Electro-optic (EO) stealth materials

We offer unique UK equipment and capabilities to offer modelling, design, prototyping and trials for a wide range of stealth treatments. We provide robust practical solutions, advice and assessment services to government and the global defence industry, and our stealth materials are used to optimise the signatures of major military platforms.

Products

Our background in stealth enables us to control the propagation of light, heat, sound, vibration and radio signals via the use of bespoke materials to solve problems in the commercial world. This unique expertise, together with our industry and academic contacts, equips us to provide a wide range of bespoke military and commercial solutions, including:

  • Noise and vibration control (e.g.) machinery and vehicles
  • Novel sports equipment (e.g.)vibration-damped structures
  • Stealthy wind turbines design and radar impact assessment
  • Blast and impact mitigation treatments
  • Combat ID systems – ‘friend-or-foe’ discrimination for people and vehicles and RFID solution tagging inventory/security
  • Camouflage pattern design and assessment
  • Thermal & Electromagnetic control
  • Document security features
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Smart Materials