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Hypersonic Alumina Infrared Domes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70306
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-234-0894
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CeraNova Corporation
P. O. Box 278 Hopkinton, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Hypersonic Alumina Infrared Domes
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-06-C-0018
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 a high cost due to the processing involved in producing sapphire domes. CeraNova's nanocrystalline alumina offers performance equal to or better than sapphire, utilizing low-cost near net shape manufacturing of hemispherical domes. Nanocrystalline alumina hemispherical domes will be produced in this program for missile dome applications. CeraNova's technology could allow the first economic aerodynamic-shaped missile domes that enables next-generation heat-seeking missiles to travel at rates that far exceed current hypersonic speeds.

Principal Investigator:

Mark V. Parish
Principal Investigator
5084600300
mparish@ceranova.com

Business Contact:

Marina R. Pascucci
President
5084600300
mpascucci@ceranova.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CERANOVA CORP.
P. O. Box 278 Hopkinton, MA 01748

EIN/Tax ID: 043257002
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No