High Strength, Optical Quality Spinel

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,779.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-12-C-0002
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-163-1392
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-163
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
P. O. Box 278, Hopkinton, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
150936917
Principal Investigator:
Mark Parish
Technical Director
(508) 460-0300
mparish@ceranova.com
Business Contact:
Marina Pascucci
President
(508) 460-0300
mpascucci@ceranova.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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