Ultra Lightweight SiC Based Mirrors for High Energy Lasers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$64,999.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASG60-01-P-0087
Award Id:
53021
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0448
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
W. Kowbel
Vice President
(520) 574-1980
wkowbel@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
J.C. Withers
Chief Executive Officer
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SiC materials offer excellent characteristics for high energy lasers applications. However, both monolithic and RBSI materials suffer from brittleness. This proposal builds on the concept of ultra lightweight C-C (SiC) composite structure, which yieldvery high thermal conductivity and modulus. Subsequently, chemical vapor reaction (CVR) process will be employed to render optical quality SiC surface. In addition, BaF2/ ZnSe optical coating capability will be studied.It is anticipated that under 2Kg/m2 aerial density SiC based mirrors will be fabricated. In addition, surface rms of 2Ao is expected. Commercial applications include high energy lasers, at lidars and FTS instruments.

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