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High Strength, Transparent, Edge Bonded IR Spinel Windows

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87716
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-134-0825
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: High Strength, Transparent, Edge Bonded IR Spinel Windows
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-09-C-0103
Award Amount: $726,028.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase II SBIR Navy Program proposes the continued development and feasibility demonstration of producing high strength, bonded, transparent magnesium aluminate spinel windows for next generation aircraft for Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (N-UCAS), ACAT I, Navy ship such as the DDG-1000 which require windows as large as 76 cm x 76 cm x 2 cm, other defense large IR window applications, and other large size armor applications at an affordable cost. The spinel bonding technology being developed for this project consists optically contacting the window panes components followed by diffusion bonding under low pressure and low temperature. For this purpose Adhesive-Free Bonding (AFBr), a process developed by Onyx Optics, Inc., is used to form spinel edge-to-edge defect-free permanent bonds without the use of adhesives.

Principal Investigator:

Juan Sepulveda
VP Technical Marketing
5205741980
mercorp@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

James Withers
C.E.O.
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
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