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Optical Windows from Nanostructured Ceramic Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70409
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-008-0122
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Synkera Technologies, Inc.
2605 Trade Centre Ave. LONGMONT, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Optical Windows from Nanostructured Ceramic Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0238
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Future weapon and aircraft systems require IR windows and domes capable of withstanding greater heating rates, greater mechanical loads, and more severe rain and particle impact environments than can be withstood by sapphire. Nanostructured ceramic composites with grain size below 50 nm have the potential to achieve such performance. Synkera Technologies proposes the development of a new nanostructured ceramic composite with innovative architecture for fabricating IR windows and domes. The proposed composite architecture incorporates a nanostructured honeycomb-like matrix of one ceramic reinforced with another nanostructured ceramic phase of different composition. The intrinsic features of the proposed composite will allow the retention of sub-50 nm grain size. Precision nanoengineering of the composite structure and chemical composition will enable the low-cost production of IR windows and domes with good transparency, superior strength and thermal shock resistance. The proposed approach will be implemented by combining core expertise and capabilities of Synkera Technologies and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Principal Investigator:

Dmitri Routkevitch
Product Manager
7206524001
droutkevitch@synkera.com

Business Contact:

Stephen S. Williams
President and CTO
7204948401
swilliams@synkera.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SYNKERA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2021 Miller Dr., Suite B Longmont, CO 80501

EIN/Tax ID: 364528660
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University fo Colorado at Boulder
Office of Contracts and Grants, 3100 Marine Street, Box 572
Boulder, CO 80309
Contact: Laurence D. Nelson
Contact Phone: (303) 492-6221
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university