Conformal Infrared Window with Structural and Distributed Aperture Capability for Airborne Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-5138
Agency Tracking Number: F093-115-2339
Amount: $97,344.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-115
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, 21401
DUNS: 153908801
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Keith Rozenburg
 Senior Scientist
 (410) 987-1656
Business Contact
 Sharon Fehrenbacher
Title: CEO
Phone: (410) 224-3710
Research Institution
Technology Assessment and Transfer, Inc. of Millersville, MD proposes an innovative technique for creating a high strength, high toughness mid-wave infrared transparent material based on their highly successful spinel product. This material is being designed for use in the distributed aperture systems found on platforms such as the F-35 Lightning II. The proposed material will take advantage nano-scale strengthening mechanisms. BENEFIT: If successful, this material would be ground breaking not only in the fields of infrared optics but also ultralight transparent armor. This innovation would also lower the cost and improve the quality of consumer products such as tactile displays.

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