Development of New Processes for the Refurbishment of Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Germanium (Ge) Domes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: N122-111-0458
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N122-111
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, -
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amarendra Rai
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 426-6900
 arai@ues.com
Business Contact
 Rick Weddle
Title: Director, Contracts
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: rweddle@ues.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Infrared search and track (IRST) single crystal Ge domes develop surface defects after extensive use in adverse environments such as sandstorms, rain and fog. Surface defects on Ge domes lead to a reduction in the average transmission to below acceptable limit. Replacement of the damaged dome with a new Ge dome is an expensive proposition. In this Phase I SBIR program, UES Inc. proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of a cost effective approach to refurbish Ge domes to restore desired transmission.

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