Hypersonic Alumina Infrared Domes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,902.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-08-C-0048
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-234-0894
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-234
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
CERANOVA CORP.
P. O. Box 278, Hopkinton, MA, 01748
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mark Parish
Technical Director
(508) 460-0300
mparish@ceranova.com
Business Contact:
Marina Pascucci
President
(508) 460-0300
mpascucci@ceranova.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Future heat seeking missiles require infrared dome shapes that reduce drag and have greater thermal shock resistance. Infrared domes currently have a hemispheric shape because this shape introduces minimal optical distortion and is easier to fabricate. With a more aerodynamic dome, drag is reduced and aerothermal heating is reduced allowing a combination of increased 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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