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Company Information:

Company Name: CeraNova Corporation
City: Hopkinton
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (508) 460-0300

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,336,840.00 17
SBIR Phase II $5,697,375.00 8
STTR Phase I $99,995.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,143.00 1

Award List:

ADVANCED SONAR SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $20,315.00
Abstract:
A sonar/hydrophone "coating" on submarines, ships and torpedos would be a great asset to their defense. An aggressive program is proposed to fabricate large area transducer composite panels for hydrophane and sonar use that could be used for such a purpose. This program will develop a high volume… More

Continuous Feedback Smart Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish
Award Amount: $49,873.00

Novel 3D Scanning System for Design of Prostheses

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Robert Cooley
Award Amount: $79,500.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this project is to design a below-the-knee residuum scanning system which willprovide a superior and comfortable prosthesis. This new scanning procedure is based on a partiallystressed residuum which more nearly resembles the residuum in the walking mode than the relaxedresiduum used… More

Novel Advanced Acoustic Materials Fabrication Method

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark V. Parish
Award Amount: $59,533.00
Abstract:
A program is proposed to examine and develop an innovative fabrication technique to produce the finest diameter ceramic piezoelectric "micro-rods." The production of large quantitities of uniform, straight piezoceramic micro-rods with diameters less than 75 um and at least three centimeters in… More

High Density Composite Small Arms Ammunition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $68,401.00
Abstract:
Lead-free, environmentally friendly ammunition will allow military training ranges to remain open. Lead was an ideal bullet material, due to its high density (11.3g/cm(3)) and formability (Tm = 327 degrees C), but is no longer acceptable due to health concerns. However, the development of high… More

Systems for Rapid Barrier Production

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David L. Carnahan
Award Amount: $69,732.00
Abstract:
CeraNova Corporation proposes to develop an array of rapid deployment, highly loaded, structural foams and/or gels for protection of military troops and equipment. Stable foams can be produced at very high rates, with very short drying/curing times. Opportunities exist for hard, dense foams (>30… More

Low Cost Polycrystalline Alumina for Infrared Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish, CEO
Award Amount: $69,993.00
Abstract:
"Polycrystalline alumina has great potential for providing the same or better aerothermal performance than sapphire yet offers the opportunity for low cost powder based manufacturing. Heretofore, such material was translucent in the visible wavelengths dueto birefringent scattering. This program… More

Low Cost Polycrystalline Alumina for Infrared Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Parish, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $799,999.00
Abstract:
Transparent PCA disks were successfully produced by CeraNova using a low cost powder processing method for green body forming, and a combination of sintering and high temperature processing to achieve 100% density and a fine-grained (sub-micron)microstructure. The optical transmittance of the… More

Hypersonic Alumina Infrared Domes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,953.00
Abstract:
CeraNova Corporation proposes to produce ogive missile domes of its transparent polycrystalline alumina (PCA) as an advanced material for this application. PCA has the same intrinsic properties as sapphire, but can be manufactured using the proposed low-cost powder processing method allowing for… More

Consolidation of Nanograin Ceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Marian R. Pascucci, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,820.00
Abstract:
The proposed program will demonstrate the feasibility of consolidating nanoparticle dispersions of high purity yttria (Y2O3) to produce fine grain (< 1 ¿m) infrared transparent material for supersonic missile domes and windows. Previously funded efforts to produce IR transparent yttria resulted in… More

Surface Finising Polycrystalline Alumina Missile Domes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Marina R. Pascucci, PI
Award Amount: $69,938.00
Abstract:
Increasing missile velocities coupled with higher sensor performance requires commensurate improvements in dome performance. Cutting large sapphire crystals into hemispherical domes has become a commercially viable, though relatively expensive, business. The machining and polishing of sapphire… More

Polycrystalline Alumina Ogive Missile Domes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Parish, PI
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
The increasing missile velocities coupled with higher sensor performance requires commensurate improvements in window and dome performance so that they do not limit the imaging capability of the sensors. Sapphire is the most durable, commercially available infrared missile dome material. The… More

Hypersonic Alumina Infrared Domes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $768,172.00
Abstract:
Infrared missile domes are a demanding application for materials due to severe aero-thermal heating, requiring excellent thermal shock and abrasion/erosion resistance while maintaining a high transmittance. Currently, only single-crystal alumina (sapphire) meets these demanding criteria, though at… More

Consolidation of Nanograin Ceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Marina R. Pascucci, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,991.00
Abstract:
Nano and small grain ceramics offer the potential for improved mechanical strength over their larger grain counterparts. The proposed program will demonstrate the feasibility of consolidating nanoparticle dispersions of high purity yttria (Y2O3) to produce transparent fine grain (< 1 µm) dual-mode… More

Polycrystalline Alumina Ogive

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $699,542.00
Abstract:
Infrared missile domes are a demanding application for materials due to severe aero-thermal heating, requiring excellent thermal shock and abrasion/erosion resistance while maintaining a high transmittance. Currently, only single-crystal alumina (sapphire) meets these demanding criteria, and is… More

Aerodynamic Infrared Dome

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
Future high-speed missiles require aerodynamic infrared dome shapes that reduce drag and have greater ability to withstand aerothermal heating. Infrared domes currently have a hemispheric shape because this shape introduces minimal optical distortion and is easy to fabricate. By exchanging a… More

Edge Bonding of Infrared Windows

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish, Technical Director
Award Amount: $79,991.00
Abstract:
CeraNova Corporation has been developing IR transparent ceramics since 2002, focusing in particular on transparent polycrystalline alumina. Knowledge and expertise gained in previous programs on densification of ceramics to transparency will be applied in the proposed program to edge bond plates of… More

Advanced Window Materials for High Energy Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF DAYTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Principal Investigator: Marina R. Pascucci, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $99,995.00
RI Contact: Roger Wills
Abstract:
Window materials are an essential component of some advanced propulsion concepts which require high pressures, high temperatures, low energy losses, and low weights. Window materials must possess a combination of properties such as high mechanical strength, high melting point, high transparency,… More

Hypersonic Alumina Infrared Domes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish, Technical Director
Award Amount: $749,902.00
Abstract:
Future heat seeking missiles require infrared dome shapes that reduce drag and have greater thermal shock resistance. Infrared domes currently have a hemispheric shape because this shape introduces minimal optical distortion and is easier to fabricate. With a more aerodynamic dome, drag is reduced… More

Advanced Window Materials for High Energy Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Univ. of Dayton Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish, Technical Director
Award Amount: $749,143.00
RI Contact: Roger R. Wills
Abstract:
CeraNova transparent polycrystalline alumina - advanced window materials for high energy propulsion. High total transmission in the visible and the MWIR. Submicron grains result in high hardness and strength. High chemical resistance, thermal shock resistance, impact and erosion resistance. Powder… More

Aerodynamic Infrared Dome

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Parish, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
This phase II program addresses advanced alternative methods to grind and polish CeraNova polycrystalline alumina to achieve the high optical quality and precision required for hypersonic ogive missile domes. Advanced metrology techniques for IR transparent, deeply concave ogive shapes also will be… More

Conformal Infrared Window with Structural and Distributed Aperture Capability for Airborne Platforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Mark V. Parish, Technical Director
Award Amount: $99,966.00
Abstract:
Future air vehicles (both military and commercial) will benefit from sensor windows that conform to the shape of the airframe. A critical factor limiting the placement of infrared transparencies in airborne platforms is the structural limitations that current window materials possess. Conformal… More

High Strength, Optical Quality Spinel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Parish, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,981.00
Abstract:
Optical quality polycrystalline spinel (MgAl2O4) has been sought as a visible- and infrared-transmitting material since the 1960s because of its potential for transparent armor and durable sensor window. Recently, there have been great strides in the processing of transparent spinel that has shown… More

Low-Drag Infrared Dome

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Parish, Technical Director – (508) 460-0300
Award Amount: $149,929.00
Abstract:
Future high-speed missiles require aerodynamic infrared dome shapes that reduce drag and have greater ability to withstand aerothermal heating. Decreased drag enables a combination of increased speed, range, and payload. Previous Navy funded programs have addressed development of fabrication methods… More

High Strength, Optical Quality Spinel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark Parish, Technical Director – (508) 460-0300
Award Amount: $749,779.00
Abstract:
Optical quality polycrystalline spinel (MgAl2O4) has been sought as a visible and infrared-transmitting material since the 1960s. Applications for its potential usage include transparent armor and durable sensor windows and domes. Though gains have been made in the optical quality of transparent… More

Low-Drag Infrared Dome

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Parish, Technical Director – (508) 460-0300
Award Amount: $599,990.00
Abstract:
Future high-speed missiles require aerodynamic dome shapes that reduce drag and have greater ability to withstand aerothermal heating. Several Navy SBIR topics have addressed fundamental issues of producing an ogive-shaped dome of MWIR transparent ceramic material, but an aerodynamic dome meeting… More

Aerodynamic Dome Manufacturing Cost Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mark Parish, Techniccal Director – (508) 460-0300
Award Amount: $79,948.00
Abstract:
Future high-speed missiles require aerodynamic infrared dome shapes that reduce drag and have greater ability to withstand aerothermal heating. This SBIR Phase I program will build on CeraNova"s efforts to produce an optically precise, ogive dome from polycrystalline alumina with a particular… More