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Nano-Particle Size Sintering Aids for High Stength and High Performance AlON…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
61415
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0035
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: 2002
Title: Nano-Particle Size Sintering Aids for High Stength and High Performance AlON Missle Domes
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG60-02-P-0176
Award Amount: $69,968.00
 

Abstract:

"AlON is a covalent bond material, which requires a sintering aid for liquid phase sintering. To minimize the IR scattering, the sintering aid has to be minimized. In order to overcome the very little amount of sintering aid, the sintering time andsintering temperature have to be increased so that the final sintered part can reach full density. The high temperature and long sintering time increase the cost of the products. In this program, a lower cost AlON missile dome will be developed throughinnovative sintering aids, which will reduce the processing cost by reducing the sintering temperature and time. Moreover, a high strength/high hardness AlON can be achieved with smaller grain size. Anticipated improvements in cost reduction oftransparent AlON will be of immediate use where high strength, abrasion resistance, and high transparency are required. Several examples include transparent armor, sodium lamp envelop, bar code scanner, optical lens, etc."

Principal Investigator:

Ching-Fong Chen
Director of New Technolog
5205741980
chen@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

R.O.Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials & Electrochemical Research (Mer) Corp.
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