Enabling Technologies for Forward Looking Interceptor Seekers/Sensors
Award last edited on: 7/30/2021

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Richard Adams

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CeraNova Corporation

85 Hayes Memorial Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
   (508) 460-0300
Location: Single
Congr. District: 03
County: Middlesex

Phase I

Contract Number: HQ0860-20-C-7019
Start Date: 12/3/2019    Completed: 6/2/2020
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CeraNova proposes developing and maturing processes to produce high strength, high thermal shock resistant aluminum nitride (AlN) windows for forward looking interceptor seeker systems. AlN is an excellent candidate for hypersonic-seeker windows due to its superior thermal properties, particularly its high thermal conductivity and its ability to be processed to transparency at mid-wave infrared wavelengths. CeraNova will apply the materials and processing expertise it has developed for alumina and spinel to processing AlN. CeraNova’s extensive experience in transparent ceramics and conformal optics will also enable design and fabrication of conformal windows that will provide aerodynamic benefits and minimize image distortion for the seeker optics. Approved for Public Release | 19-MDA-10270 (18 Nov 19)

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