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Lightweight, Stable Optical Bench with Integrated Vibration Attenuation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-16-C-7803
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2125
Amount: $998,699.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-T007
Solicitation Number: 2013.0
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-12-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-10-05
Small Business Information
9220 Activity Road
San Diego, CA 92126
United States
DUNS: 110030058
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christine Benzie
 Vice President
 (858) 751-0450
Business Contact
 Robert Kolozs
Title: PMO
Phone: (858) 751-0450
Research Institution
 Boston University
 James Gregory McDaniel
110 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215
United States

 (617) 353-4847
 Nonprofit College or University

The goal of this program is to design a lightweight optical bench capable of remaining stable under temperature and moisture changes, while isolating the precision optical array from vibrations such as engine noise and air turbulence. By integrating a customizable periodic stack in the bench, vibrations are attenuated more effectively than commercially available mounts. Additionally, the periodic stack allows for a decrease in overall bench stiffness, reducing weight, envelope, and flight cost. During this project, San Diego Composites and Boston University will develop a light weight flight-ready optical bench with integrated vibration damping properties that is insensitive to temperature and moisture changes. SDC plans to meet the goals of this project by utilizing our extensive design and analysis knowledge, advanced composite manufacturing techniques, and highly detailed testing experience. Approved for Public Release, 15-MDA-8303 (1 July 15)

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