Edge Bonding of Infrared Windows

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-08-C-0080
Agency Tracking Number: N082-134-1013
Amount: $79,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-134
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
CERANOVA CORP.
P. O. Box 278, Hopkinton, MA, 01748
DUNS: 150936917
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Parish
 Technical Director
 (508) 460-0300
 mparish@ceranova.com
Business Contact
 Marina Pascucci
Title: President
Phone: (508) 460-0300
Email: mpascucci@ceranova.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CeraNova Corporation has been developing IR transparent ceramics since 2002, focusing in particular on transparent polycrystalline alumina. Knowledge and expertise gained in previous programs on densification of ceramics to transparency will be applied in the proposed program to edge bond plates of sapphire into large area IR windows. The joint itself is expected to have optical and mechanical properties essentially equivalent to sapphire. Evaluation of the joined area will include transmission in the visible and the IR, and strength testing at both room and elevated temperature.

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