Aerodynamic Infrared Dome

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,046.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-09-C-0078
Award Id:
87348
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-182-0376
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6367 Dean Parkway, Ontario, NY, 14519
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787064120
Principal Investigator:
Jessica Nelson
Scientist
(585) 265-1020
jnelson@optimaxsi.com
Business Contact:
Tom Kelly
Chief Financial Officer
(585) 217-0729
tkelly@optimaxsi.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of this SBIR Phase II is to produce a polished PCA tangent ogive dome using VIBE. VIBE is a conformal, high speed polishing process that utilizes many of the concepts known to conventional lapping (grinding) and polishing and combines them with a high frequency motion to maximize removal rates. During Phase I, it was shown that the VIBE platform could be used to efficiently lap and polish the inside surface of a NBK-7 tangent ogive surface. In addition, high material removal rates on flat PCA witness samples were demonstrated with the VIBE process. Together with CNC generating platforms, and research in this Phase II (VIBE lapping and polishing, modified mounting fixtures and in-process measurement techniques) will produce a VIBE polished PCA tangent ogive.

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