Lightweight SiC Composite Optics for High energy Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-04-M-0157
Award Id:
67402
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-008-2282
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:
Witold Kowbel
Vice President
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
J. Withers
CEO
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
SiC-composites offer a paradigm shift in the area of large aperture, very low aerial density optics. In addition, MER has found novel solutions to the print-through problem. The fundamental issue addressed in this proposal is the performance of lightweight optics under a laser beam. Small (4" diameter) mirrors with aerial density varying from 2 - 15 Kg/m2 will be fabricated, analyzed and tested under laser conditions. In addition, a projection to very high energy laser condition will be made.

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