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Ultra Lightweight SiC Based Mirrors for High Energy Lasers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
53021
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0448
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Ultra Lightweight SiC Based Mirrors for High Energy Lasers
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG60-01-P-0087
Award Amount: $64,999.00
 

Abstract:

SiC materials offer excellent characteristics for high energy lasers applications. However, both monolithic and RBSI materials suffer from brittleness. This proposal builds on the concept of ultra lightweight C-C (SiC) composite structure, which yieldvery high thermal conductivity and modulus. Subsequently, chemical vapor reaction (CVR) process will be employed to render optical quality SiC surface. In addition, BaF2/ ZnSe optical coating capability will be studied.It is anticipated that under 2Kg/m2 aerial density SiC based mirrors will be fabricated. In addition, surface rms of 2Ao is expected. Commercial applications include high energy lasers, at lidars and FTS instruments.

Principal Investigator:

W. Kowbel
Vice President
5205741980
wkowbel@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

J.c. Withers
Chief Executive Officer
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No