High Strength, Optical Quality Spinel

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,779.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68936-12-C-0002
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-163-1392
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-163
Small Business Information
CeraNova Corporation
P. O. Box 278, Hopkinton, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
150936917
Principal Investigator
 Mark Parish
 Technical Director
 (508) 460-0300
 mparish@ceranova.com
Business Contact
 Marina Pascucci
Title: President
Phone: (508) 460-0300
Email: mpascucci@ceranova.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Optical quality polycrystalline spinel (MgAl2O4) has been sought as a visible and infrared-transmitting material since the 1960s. Applications for its potential usage include transparent armor and durable sensor windows and domes. Though gains have been made in the optical quality of transparent spinel materials, the Navy"s requirements in the near future are not meet by current spinel materials principally due to low strength. This program builds on CeraNova"s Phase I success in developing fine grain, highly transparent, high strength (greater than 400MPa) spinel. The material was developed with a more economical, scalable process than currently used to produce windows as large as 40cm by 40cm or larger.

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