Hypersonic Alumina Infrared Domes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$768,172.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-06-C-0018
Award Id:
70306
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-234-0894
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CERANOVA CORP. (Currently CeraNova Corporation)
P. O. Box 278, Hopkinton, MA, 01748
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
796672061
Principal Investigator:
Mark Parish
Principal Investigator
(508) 460-0300
mparish@ceranova.com
Business Contact:
Marina Pascucci
President
(508) 460-0300
mpascucci@ceranova.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Infrared missile domes are a demanding application for materials due to severe aero-thermal heating, requiring excellent thermal shock and abrasion/erosion resistance while maintaining a high transmittance. Currently, only single-crystal alumina (sapphire) meets these demanding criteria, though at a high cost due to the processing involved in producing sapphire domes. CeraNova's nanocrystalline alumina offers performance equal to or better than sapphire, utilizing low-cost near net shape manufacturing of hemispherical domes. Nanocrystalline alumina hemispherical domes will be produced in this program for missile dome applications. CeraNova's technology could allow the first economic aerodynamic-shaped missile domes that enables next-generation heat-seeking missiles to travel at rates that far exceed current hypersonic speeds.

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