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Low-Cost, Multi-Spectral Windows For Tactical Reconnaissance

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69852
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0087
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212 Annapolis, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Low-Cost, Multi-Spectral Windows For Tactical Reconnaissance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0333
Award Amount: $599,870.00
 

Abstract:

Technology Assessment and Transfer will fabricate a low cost targeting pod window from two pieces of polycrystalline transparent spinel optically bonded at a polished interface. Several commercially available bonding technologies will be evaluated on the basis of strength, optical transparency, and cost. Leading candidate technologies are based on hydroxide bonding, modifications to the same, and diffusion bonding. The former is a room temperature process with the latter requiring elevated temperatures. None of the existing technologies have been used to bond spinel although many have been used successfully to join other similar material. All the techniques will be developed specifically for spinel at the coupon scale. After the first year development and evaluation, down-select criteria will be evaluated and all but one vendor will be eliminated. Simultaneously, the process conditions to produce the spinel blank by hot-pressing will be optimized. At the conclusion of the two year effort, a technique will exist to bond two panels large enough to create the full-scale deliverable. Fabrication and delivery of a spinel pod window is scheduled for the option period.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony A. DiGiovanni
Spinel Program Manager
4109871656
anthonyd@techassess.com

Business Contact:

Sharon Fehrenbacher
CEO
4102243710
sharon@techassess.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT & TRANSFER, INC.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212 Annapolis, MD 21401

EIN/Tax ID: 521253097
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No