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Aerodynamic Infrared Dome

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87347
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-182-0260
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Aerodynamic Infrared Dome
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-08-C-0073
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 conventional hemispheric dome for a pointed dome, drag is reduced and aerothermal heating is reduced allowing a combination of increase speed, range, and payload. CeraNova will produce a polished, optically figured, ogive-shape, infrared-transmitting dome of polycrystalline alumina for US Naval applications using a combination of proprietary near-net forming, deep concave surface grinding and polishing, and unique metrology technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Mark V. Parish
Chief Technical Officer
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