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Metrology for Ogive Infrared Dome

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77171
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-069-0332
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
6400 E. Grant Road Suite 350 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Metrology for Ogive Infrared Dome
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-07-C-0044
Award Amount: $599,976.00
 

Abstract:

The economical fabrication of ogive missile domes is a key driver for the development of future missile systems. An essential, and unsolved, part of the fabrication process is the fast and accurate measurement of the transmitted-wavefront error of the ogive dome over its full aperture. In the proposal we describe the development of a prototype interferometer for solving this measurement problem. The interferometer that is proposed is insensitive to alignment yet provides measurements of the entire aperture in double-pass while stitching in only one direction. It is configured in a manner that is relatively insensitive to alignment of the dome to the instrument. The measurement data provided by this instrument is essential to providing feedback to a deterministic final figuring process such as magnetorheological based technology. The effort is divided into two major phases: an algorithm testbed and a prototype instrument. The testbed will be based mostly on catalog components to allow for rapid implementation so that software can be developed and tested quickly. After the testbed, a prototype system will be built that will allow for the full aperture measurement of tangent ogive domes.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Dubin
Sr. Optical Engineer
5207210500
mdubin@breault.com

Business Contact:

Mark Fink
Director of Eng. Services
5207210500
mfink@breault.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
6400 E. Grant Road Suite 350 Tucson, AZ 85715

EIN/Tax ID: 860377447
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No