Durable Multispectral Sensor Window

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,923.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-12-C-0105
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-115-1059
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-115
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Nanocerox, Inc. (Currently NANOCEROX, INC..)
712 State Circle, Ann Arbor, MI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
966230260
Principal Investigator:
Todd Stefanik
VP of Technology
(734) 741-9522
todd.stefanik@nanocerox.com
Business Contact:
Michael Kelly
CEO and President
(734) 741-9522
mkelly@nanocerox.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
There is a need for an infrared window material that can replace single crystal sapphire in airborne applications. In order to do so, the alternate must possess optical transmission, optical scatter, mechanical strength, and mechanical stiffness comparable to sapphire while costing significantly less than sapphire. Nanocerox proposes to utilize its extensive experience in processing YAG to create a material solution to this need. While YAG exhibits intrinsic absorption between 4 and 5 microns, reduction of this absorption may be possible via mixed garnet compositions containing Gd and/or Ga. Nanocerox will investigate these materials, optimize optical, mechanical, and price performance in the system, then make witness coupons of the optimum composition for mechanical and optical testing. An option task is proposed to optimize Nanocerox slip casting techniques for mixed garnet window materials.

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