Ion Beam Sputtered Coatings for Large Aperture, High-Energy Laser Optics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7736
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1822
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA09-039
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Precision Photonics Corporation
3180 Sterling Circle, Boulder, CO, -
DUNS: 112617480
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Derrick Carpenter
 Senior Scientist
 (303) 444-9948
 derrick.carpenter@precisionphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Chris Wood
Title: Director BD
Phone: (303) 444-9948
Email: chris.wood@precisionphotonics.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Large diameter optics have numerous challenges, including fabrication, surface figure, weight, transport, mounting, materials choice, and thermal concerns. High Energy Laser applications bring additional challenging parameters to the mix, such as surface micro-roughness, laser damage threshold, coating adhesion, and coating thermal conductivity. The developments in this proposal will result in a controlled, end-to-end process for fabrication and coating of optics for the Directed Eenergy community, and that process will be demonstrated using system-critical large and small diameter optics.

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