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High Performance Cooled Seeker Window

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-19-C-7132
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2731
Amount: $1,007,100.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA17-005
Solicitation Number: 2017.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-19
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Rockledge, FL, 32955
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Joshua Sole
 (321) 631-3550
 jsole@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Mr. Michael Rizzo
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Infrared (IR) windows operating in the environment experienced by endo-atmospheric interceptors are limited in performance by the high heat fluxes, temperatures, and pressures characteristic of these environments. Window temperature can exceed 900 C from exposure to the high heat fluxes and temperatures associated with hypersonic flight. Existing materials are limited by poor mechanical and optical performance at these temperatures. Mainstream proposes to design and build a cooled window optimized to operate in a high speed environment.In Phase II, Mainstream will focus on the development of the optical quality window material. Novel manufacturing methods will be used to grow robust, optical-quality window material. A patent pending process will then be used to produce the window and cooling geometry.Approved for Public Release | 19-MDA-9932 (21 Feb 19)

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