HIGH-ACCURACY INFLATABLE REFLECTORS --PHASE I (LIP-182)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 211
Amount: $488,847.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
L'garde Inc.
1555 Placentia Avenue, Newport Beach, CA, 92663
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Gilbert J. Friese
Phone: (714) 645-4880
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE ABILITY TO BUILD INFLATABLE PARABOLOID REFLECTORS WITH A SURFACE RMS ACCURACY OF 0.76MM HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED. THE MAJOR SOURCE OF ERROR IS THE STIFF SEAMS NEEDED WHEN LARGE REFLECTORS ARE MADE. THIS PROGRAM WILL EXAMINE METHODS OF IMPROVING THE SEAM CONFIGURATION TO REDUCE SURFACE ERROR TO 0.1MM OR LESS. LABORATORY CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF CANDIDATE SEAMS IN THIN FILM WILL BE NEEDED TO EVALUATE THE CONCEPTS. A VARIETY OF CONCEPTS, MANY OBTAINED DURING A SURVEY OF FLIM MANUFACTURERS, WILL BE EXPLORED, AND THE MOST PROMISING IDENTIFIED.

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