A Low Cost Light Weight Polymer Derived Ceramic Telescope Mirror

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CF39P
Agency Tracking Number: 084252
Amount: $99,933.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: S2.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
United Materials and Systems
13750 Old Dock Rd, Orlando, FL, 32828-9506
DUNS: 555774665
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Weifeng Fei
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 733-3076
 wfei@ceramicore.com
Business Contact
 Arnold Hill
Title: Business Official
Phone: (407) 267-6391
Email: hiper32@yahoo.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The primary purpose of this proposal is to develop and demonstrate a new technology for manufacturing an ultra-low-cost precision optical telescope mirror which can be scaled up for use in very large UV/optical and/or infrared telescopes. The Phase 1 deliverable will be a 0.25 meter precision mirror. Its optical performance assessment and all data on the processing and properties of its substrate material will be determined. The unique manufacturing processes employed allow for integration of mirror and support features, significantly increasing both cost reduction and quality improvement potential.

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