SiC-Based High Energy Laser Optics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,763.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAD19-02-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number:
A992-2662
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MER CORP.
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
W. Kowbel
Vice President
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
J.C. Withers
CEO
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SiC-based materials exhibit excellent thermal, mechanical, and optical properties. In addition, excellent polishability has been established for CVD-SiC. The use of CVD-SiC in optical applications requires the joining of dissimilar materials. Thisproposal offers an integrated approach to fabricate optical structures. No conventional joining is required. Ultralightweight, extremely stable structures can be produced. A functionlly-graded (FGM) approach is implemented to minimize the residualstresses. Chemical Vapor Reaction (CVR) processing is used to form an optical quality (2 Angstroms rms) SiC surface. Specific laser optics evaluation will be performed. Up to 18

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