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Reduced-Cost Grinding and Polishing of Large Sapphire Windows

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-105-1132
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-105
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Sinmat Inc
1912 NW 67th Place GAINESVILLE, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Reduced-Cost Grinding and Polishing of Large Sapphire Windows
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68936-12-C-0093
Award Amount: $79,994.00
 

Abstract:

Sinmat Inc., in collaboration with Exotic Electro-Optics, Inc. proposes to investigate grinding and polishing of large sapphire windows using slurries based on unique nanoporous silica particles. Due to light transparency and high mechanical hardness and inertness, sapphire window materials find immense application in reconnaissance, navigation, surveillance, and thermal imaging systems used in submarines, tanks, missiles, helicopters, fighter jets and electro-optical targeting systems. Sinmat proposes to develop a chemical mechanical polishing process that will deliver low-cost, high-throughput fabrication of sapphire windows. The optical fabrication and performance testing of these windows will be carried out by Exotic Electro-Optics, Inc., a subsidiary of II-VI, Inc.

Principal Investigator:

Deepika Singh
President&CEO
(352) 334-7237
singh@sinmat.com

Business Contact:

Deepika Singh
President&CEO
(352) 334-7237
singh@sinmat.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sinmat Inc
2153 SE Hawthorne Road GTEC Center, Suite 129, Box 2 Gainesville, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 593645729
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No