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3D-Printed Lightweight Optics for Directed Energy Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7910
Agency Tracking Number: B13B-009-0144
Amount: $99,924.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-T009
Solicitation Number: 2013.B
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-03-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-10-23
Small Business Information
Ontario, NY 14519-8939
United States
DUNS: 787064120
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pete Kupinski
 Optic Coating Group Leader/Engineer
 (585) 265-1020
Business Contact
 Tom Kelly
Title: CFO
Phone: (585) 217-0729
Research Institution
 University of Rochester
 Jonathan D Ellis, PhD
215 Hopeman building University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0132
United States

 (585) 287-1136
 Nonprofit College or University

A significant cost and processing time reduction is realized by replacing the difficult manufacturing and machining processes associated with ceramic substrates, such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) or siliconized-SiC, with additive manufacturing or three dimensional (3D) printing. Along with reducing cost and time, additive manufacturing extends the capabilities of lightweight optics to meet more demanding application requirements, through an expanded number of possible geometric designs for the optical substrate. The work proposed will thrust optical manufacturing into production of next-generation, lightweight optics. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7663 (8 January 14)

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