Reduced-Cost Grinding and Polishing of Large Sapphire Windows

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$149,930.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-12-C-0097
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-105-0491
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-105
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Optimax Systems, Inc
6367 Dean Parkway, Ontario, NY, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787064120
Principal Investigator
 Jessica Nelson
 R&D Manager
 (585) 265-1020
 jnelson@optimaxsi.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Kelly
Title: CFO
Phone: (585) 265-1020
Email: tkelly@optimaxsi.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
This feasibility study will focus on implementing our VIBE technology on large sapphire substrates. We have had past success with hard polycrystalline materials with removal rates 10-50x higher than conventional polishing. We feel confident that we can obtain similar high removal rates on sapphire. Most of our work will be focused on maintaining a wave front quality of lambda/10 over the entire large aperture.

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