The high transmission of thermal infrared light through haze and fog makes it ideal for secure, ship-to-shore communication in inclement weather. However, the lack of practical tunable optical systems has resulted in limited utilization of infrared light for communication applications. To address this issue, Plasmonics Inc has developed a new class of active optical elements employing phase change materials (PCM). Unlike existing acousto-optic modulators, the PCM infrared modulator is compact (active region < 1mm thick), broadband (> 10% bandwidth), and has a wide field-of-view (> 60 degrees). Plasmonics Inc is looking for partnerships to integrate this new technology into a variety of platforms, including free-space optical communication systems, beam deflectors, and active tags for target identification.