IR Transmitting Aspheric Window Optics from Spinel Ceramics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,998.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-12-M-0219
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-087-1343
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-087
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
Juan Sepulveda
Vice-President Technical
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
Raouf Loutfy
President
(520) 574-1980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This Navy Phase I SBIR Program proposes to develop infrared (IR) transmitting spinel ceramics, with good environmental durability, that can be green molded into domes, hyper-domes, and aspheric shapes using freeze forging (FF) and spinel sintering technology to produce close-to-net shape blanks. This project will perform complete characterization of the novel spinel ceramic material, optimize the 3-D fabrication process, and fabricate a full-size hyper-hemispherical dome using spinel for IR sensing applications.

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