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High Strength, Transparent, Low Cost Spinel Windows

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79322
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-093-1859
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High Strength, Transparent, Low Cost Spinel Windows
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5507
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I SBIR Air Force Program proposes the development of transparent magnesium aluminum spinel windows for AF F-35 aircrafts, and similar applications, at an affordable cost. The novel spinel material exhibits high optical and IR transparency in the 0.3 - 5.5 ┬Ám wavelength, is very resistant to abrasion, with density higher than 99.95% of theoretical, with very fine and uniform grain size exhibiting a flexural strength close to 300 MPa. The novel spinel technology proposed in this project has improved mechanical characteristics and transmission performance, better than conventional available spinel materials. Improved performance derives from the use of an advanced transient sintering aid technology that leaves no traces in the final product and flexible densification processing.

Principal Investigator:

Juan Sepulveda
VP Technical Marketing
5205741980
sepulveda@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