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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0147-11-C-7736
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1822
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA09-039
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Precision Photonics Corporation
3180 Sterling Circle, Boulder, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
112617480
Principal Investigator:
Derrick Carpenter
Senior Scientist
(303) 444-9948
derrick.carpenter@precisionphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Chris Wood
Director BD
(303) 444-9948
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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