An Integrated SiC-SiC Composite Optical Seeker Assembly

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-06-C-0106
Agency Tracking Number:
053-1526
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA05-010
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
Small Business Information
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
Dr. 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
Currently used Al components for the optical seeker structure suffer from low specific modulus. As a result, re-design efforts with Al components, lack full realization of weight savings. The use of SiC-SiC composites for optical structures provides for significant weight savings, combined with improved structural performance. Combination of SiC-SiC structural components with SiC-SiC optical components, offers numerous design advantages (matched CTE). This proposal offer unique materials and optical fabrication approaches leading to a fully integrated SiC-SiC composite optical seeker assembly

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