The Army is interested in expanding its reach into One-Way Luminescence (OWL), unidirectional observable technologies for tracer rounds.  This capability will provide the shooter of a small caliber round exclusive ability to observe the bullet technology under all light conditions, without the need for optics or weapons modifications.

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InSitech has been contracted to research, identify and substantiate non-traditional technology solution providers with advanced expertise in small ruggedized Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs), micro-power generation and innovative procedures for the optimized use of miniaturized components in support of LED prototypes.  Emphasis on the ability to demonstrate this expertise in a prototype environment that is operationally relevant is essential.

 

If a technical solution(s) is deemed promising, the Army may elect to proceed to acquire designated high potential items for inspection, assessment, integration, test and evaluation by a U.S. Government team.

One-Way Luminescence

(OWL)