Enhanced Spinel Domes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$689,761.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-05-C-R018
Award Id:
68034
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2808
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, 21401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153908801
Principal Investigator:
Anthony DiGiovanni
Spinel Program Manager
(410) 987-1656
anthonyd@techassess.com
Business Contact:
Sharon Fehrenbacher
CEO
(410) 224-3710
sharon@techassess.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Technology Assessment and Transfer demonstrated the feasibility of a pressureless sintering approach for fabricating transparent, hemispherical dome blanks for the Joint Common Missile (JCM) during the Phase 1 SBIR program. Pressureless sintering is the most attractive method for achieving the low cost goals of the high volume JCM production schedule. The proposed Phase II effort is designed to develop reliable sources of high purity, commercial spinel powder and refine powder preparation and blending, cold isostatic pressing, sintering and HIPing steps. Subsequent optical property, strength and erosion resistant measurements will be correlated with microstructures (average grain size and grain size distributions) and associated processing conditions in order to arrive at the optimal tradeoffs between properties and processing protocols. Strength reliability measurements, a scale-up production trial and quality control procedures are proposed as option task.

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