A Low Cost Light Weight Polymer Derived Ceramic Telescope Mirror

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,933.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CF39P
Agency Tracking Number:
084252
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
555774665
Principal Investigator:
Weifeng Fei
Principal Investigator
(407) 733-3076
wfei@ceramicore.com
Business Contact:
Arnold Hill
Business Official
(407) 267-6391
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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