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High Strength, Optical Quality Spinel

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98662
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-163-1392
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-163
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: 2010
Title: High Strength, Optical Quality Spinel
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-10-C-0145
Award Amount: $69,981.00
 

Abstract:

Optical quality polycrystalline spinel (MgAl2O4) has been sought as a visible- and infrared-transmitting material since the 1960s because of its potential for transparent armor and durable sensor window. Recently, there have been great strides in the processing of transparent spinel that has shown great promise in optical clarity, however, the improvements in strength of spinel has not been as successful. CeraNova proposes a method to produce a very fine grained transparent spinel in an economic manner that has proven advantageous to increase strengths by multiples in similar materials while maintaining optical clarity.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Parish
Technical Director
5084600300
mparish@ceranova.com

Business Contact:

Marina Pascucci
President
5084600300
mpascucci@ceranova.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CeraNova Corporation
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