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Scalable High Strength Spinel Reconnaissance Window Manufacturing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-125-0874
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-125
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Scalable High Strength Spinel Reconnaissance Window Manufacturing
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68936-13-C-0165
Award Amount: $79,950.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy has critical and enabling needs for large, strong transparent windows for electro-optical sensor applications on surface vessels, subsurface vessels and airborne systems that are currently beyond the state-of-the art. The hardness, erosion resistance, and broadband transparency of transparent spinel coupled with large size manufacturing capability makes it a leading candidate albeit its relatively modest strength. A systematic approach for significant strength enhancement of spinel windows with a high probability of success is described in depth. Tradeoffs between the proposed methods include magnitude of strength enhancement, optical properties, ease of fabrication and cost. A clear path to rapid scalability and production of 28"x 30"x 0.6"spinel windows and larger with minimal investment is outlined.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Kutsch
Manager
(410) 987-1656
jkutsch@techassess.com

Business Contact:

Sharon Fehrenbacher
CEO
(410) 334-3710
sharon@techassess.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212 Annapolis, MD -

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