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Light Weight Optics For High Power Directed Energy Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-15-C-7401
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2123
Amount: $999,477.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-T009
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-03
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 616 19 Loveton Cirlce
Sparks, MD 21152
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Dajie Zhang
 Sr. Scientist
 (410) 472-2600
Business Contact
 Diane Murray
Title: PMO
Phone: (936) 588-6901
Research Institution
 Pennsylvania State University/ARL
 Barbara Johnson
Mail Stop 1250J P.O. Box 30
State College, PA 16804-0030
United States

 (814) 865-0307
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of producing light weight and thermally manageable integrated optical systems suitable for a variety of space and airborne high power directed energy applications. This project will focus on improving two of the most important parts of a high energy mirror design, the highly reflective mirror surface, and the light weight and stiff multifunctional substrate. Brimrose, in collaboration with Applied Research Laboratory of Penn State University, has successfully demonstrated the process for fabricating light weight thermally managed B4C and SiC based high energy laser mirrors substrates with field assisted sintering technique (FAST) in Phase I of this program. These ceramic substrates were polished to mirror quality finish and metallic reflectance enhancement coatings were deposited on the surfaces of these substrates to form integrated optical mirror systems. For Phase II of this program, B4C and SiC substrates with larger dimensions and complex shapes will be fabricated and polished. Metallic and dielectric reflectance enhancement coatings will be deposited. Evaluation of the properties and performance of these systems will include microstructural characterization, mechanical and thermal analyses, reflectance and laser damage threshold determinations. Approved for Public Release, 15-MDA-8303 (1 July 15)

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