High Strength, Optical Quality Spinel

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-10-C-0145
Agency Tracking Number: N102-163-1392
Amount: $99,967.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: N102-163
Solitcitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
CeraNova Corporation
P. O. Box 278, Hopkinton, MA, 01748
Duns: 150936917
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Parish
 Technical Director
 (508) 460-0300
 mparish@ceranova.com
Business Contact
 Marina Pascucci
Title: President
Phone: (508) 460-0300
Email: 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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