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High Strength, Optical Quality Spinel

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-163-1392
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-163
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: High Strength, Optical Quality Spinel
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-12-C-0002
Award Amount: $749,779.00
 

Abstract:

Optical quality polycrystalline spinel (MgAl2O4) has been sought as a visible and infrared-transmitting material since the 1960s. Applications for its potential usage include transparent armor and durable sensor windows and domes. Though gains have been made in the optical quality of transparent spinel materials, the Navy"s requirements in the near future are not meet by current spinel materials principally due to low strength. This program builds on CeraNova"s Phase I success in developing fine grain, highly transparent, high strength (greater than 400MPa) spinel. The material was developed with a more economical, scalable process than currently used to produce windows as large as 40cm by 40cm or larger.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Parish
Technical Director
(508) 460-0300
mparish@ceranova.com

Business Contact:

Marina Pascucci
President
(508) 460-0300
mpascucci@ceranova.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CeraNova Corporation
P. O. Box 278 Hopkinton, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043257002
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No