SiC-Based High Energy Laser Optics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$729,763.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DAAD19-02-C-0020
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2001
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A992-2662
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
MER CORP.
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator
 W. Kowbel
 Vice President
 (520) 574-1980
 mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 J.C. Withers
Title: CEO
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: 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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