Replicated Hybrid/Composite Mirror Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-M-5216
Agency Tracking Number: F051-140-0018
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-140
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: 361655178
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tai-Il Mah
 Research Scientist
 (937) 255-9829
 Taiil.Mah@wpafb.af.mil
Business Contact
 Francis Williams, Jr.
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase I SBIR program is focused on developing engineered materials for a replicated hybrid/composite mirror that can operate in the visible optics range at ambient air or space condition and that has an areal density <7 kg/m2. The proposed replicated mirror system is based on the nano-laminates of SiC and Si3N4. The underlying concept of using SiC and Si3N4 is to construct the mirror, attachment bonding material, and SiC substructure in such a way that they all possess very close thermal expansion coefficients. The replicated SiC/Si3N4 nano-laminate mirror surface will be characterized optically to meet the requirements of the surface figure error and surface roughness (63 nm RMS and 2 nm RMS, respectively).At the end of the program, 10 cm flat replicated mirror with required optical quality will be delivered.

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