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Metal Oxide Nanopowders for the Production of Transparent Windows

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83323
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F074-009-0041
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Metal Oxide Nanopowders for the Production of Transparent Windows
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0061
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

This STTR Phase I program is focused on evaluating both fine-grained alpha-alumina and polycrystalline YAG materials for utilization as visible and UV-transparent windows in advanced propulsion systems. These applications require improved window materials that provide for higher temperatures and pressures, along with low energy losses and lower weight; both fine grained alumina and ceramic YAG have the potential to meet these demands. High purity nanosized alpha-alumina and YAG powders will be produced and consolidated into transparent samples using proven techniques. These materials will be characterized and evaluated in terms of their applicability in advanced propulsion systems. In the Phase II program, the work will be directed at further refinement and improvement of the material properties, scaling up of the powder production processes and continued evaluation of the material properties, including the high temperature stability, corrosion resistance and irradiation response.

Principal Investigator:

Kristin Keller
Research Scientist
9374266900
kkeller@ues.com

Business Contact:

Francis F. Williams
Contracts Manager
9374266900
fwilliams@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Div. of Research Dev. & Admin.
3003 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1274
Contact: Thomas W. Zdeba
Contact Phone: (734) 936-1292
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university