Advanced Ultra-Lightweight Hybrid/Composite Mirrors (ULHCMs)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,986.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-5211
Award Id:
86594
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-041-0158
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator:
HeeDong Lee
Research Scientist
(937) 426-6900
hdlee@ues.com
Business Contact:
Francis Williams, Jr.
Contracts Manager
(937) 426-6900
fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I program seeks to develop a new fabrication technology for producing an ultra-light hybrid mirror for space applications. The state-of-the art space mirrors made of glass and SiC are costly to produce. The areal density of the glass and SiC mirrors also do not meet the ULHCM concepts that require 1 to 5 kg/m2 of areal density. An innovative new process is needed to address these current issues. During the Phase I period, UES proposes to use a novel fabrication process to produce a space quality hybrid mirror. Substrate and laminate mirror facesheets (4-6 inch diameter) will be integrated by applying an inorganic adhesive. In the Phase II program, we will fabricate a large-sized mirror that is mechanically and chemically very stable, and shows an outstanding mirror quality that can minimize the loss of the needed optical properties.

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