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Scaled and Optimized Internally Cooled Window

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-20-C-7150
Agency Tracking Number: B2S-0016
Amount: $1,617,813.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-092
Solicitation Number: 20.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-08-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-08-27
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center
Rockledge, FL 32955-1111
United States
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Tucker
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution
 Penn State Applied Research Laboratory
 David Snyder
P.O. Box 30
State College, PA 16804-0030
United States

 (814) 865-9381
 Nonprofit College or University

Forward-looking infrared seekers are the preferred guidance system for current and future hypersonic interceptors. Seeker performance is limited by the infrared window’s ability to survive and image in a high-Mach, endo-atmospheric environment where heating rates can exceed 80 W/cm². Window materials primarily fail because of thermal shock, but can also experience issues due to absorption/emission at elevated temperature and material decomposition. Because of these limitations, future seeker performance improvements require the development of advanced cooling strategies for high-speed interceptor windows. For this effort, Mainstream’s internally cooled windows will be optimized to maximize optical, thermal, and system performance in a hypersonic environment. The effort will ultimately produce a cooled window and frame for testing at a hypersonic wind tunnel. Approved for Public Release | 20-MDA-10601 (19 Oct 20)

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