Aerodynamic Infrared Dome

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,992.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-08-C-0073
Award Id:
87347
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-182-0260
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P. O. Box 278, Hopkinton, MA, 01748
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
150936917
Principal Investigator:
MarkParish
Chief Technical Officer
(508) 460-0300
mparish@ceranova.com
Business Contact:
MarinaPascucci
President
(508) 460-0300
mpascucci@ceranova.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Future high-speed missiles require aerodynamic infrared dome shapes that reduce drag and have greater ability to withstand aerothermal heating. Infrared domes currently have a hemispheric shape because this shape introduces minimal optical distortion and is easy to fabricate. By exchanging a conventional hemispheric dome for a pointed dome, drag is reduced and aerothermal heating is reduced allowing a combination of increase speed, range, and payload. CeraNova will produce a polished, optically figured, ogive-shape, infrared-transmitting dome of polycrystalline alumina for US Naval applications using a combination of proprietary near-net forming, deep concave surface grinding and polishing, and unique metrology technologies.

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