High Strength, Optical Quality Spinel

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,967.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-10-C-0145
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-163-1392
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-163
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
CeraNova Corporation
P. O. Box 278, Hopkinton, MA, 01748
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
150936917
Principal Investigator:
Mark Parish
Technical Director
(508) 460-0300
mparish@ceranova.com
Business Contact:
Marina Pascucci
President
(508) 460-0300
mpascucci@ceranova.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Optical quality polycrystalline spinel (MgAl2O4) has been sought as a visible- and infrared-transmitting material since the 1960s because of its potential for transparent armor and durable sensor window. Recently, there have been great strides in the processing of transparent spinel that has shown great promise in optical clarity, however, the improvements in strength of spinel has not been as successful. CeraNova proposes a method to produce a very fine grained transparent spinel in an economic manner that has proven advantageous to increase strengths by multiples in similar materials while maintaining optical clarity.

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