High Precision Conformal Sensor Window

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,998.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-13-C-0154
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N132-122-0868
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N132-122
Solicitation Number:
2013.2
Small Business Information
NY, Ontario, NY, 14519-8970
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
067420310
Principal Investigator:
Ed Fess
R&D Manager
(585) 265-0160
efess@optipro.com
Business Contact:
Tim Ansaldi
CFO
(585) 265-0160
tansaldi@optipro.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Conformal sensor windows have the capability of increasing the performance of an optical system while decreasing the aerodynamic drag. In many cases, these windows might conform to the platform they reside in. They may also be made out of optical materials that are resistant to the elements, thus providing a degree of protection for the optical sensors that are behind them. Continued improvements in the fabrication and metrology methods will provide a pathway to a more timely process in the production of these windows. OptiPro is well positioned for a successful Phase I effort as they will combine the newly developed"UltraSurf", 5-axis non-contact metrology system, extensive knowledge of CAD/CAM software and our 5-axis grinding and polishing machines. OptiPro"s technologically advanced fabrication capabilities along with our partnership with the Penn State University Electro Optics Center, gives us a very strong team and a clear path towards solving the difficult problems associated with grinding, finishing and measurement of conformal windows in hard optical ceramic materials.

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