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Manufacturing solutions for polycrystalline transparent spinel domes
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Paper Abstract

Magnesium aluminate spinel is a durable, broadband, electro-optical material that can be readily manufactured into transparent domes for multimode seeker applications. Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc. reports on the results of its Army SBIR-funded research and development efforts to resolve manufacturing issues with regard to transparent spinel domes. The specific areas of study have been cost, quality, and ability to scale up to full production. Alternative manufacturing approaches were evaluated and compared. A clear path to full scale production has been identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8016, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials XII, 801603 (20 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883073
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A. LaRoche, Technology Assessment and Transfer (United States)
J. Kutsch, Technology Assessment and Transfer (United States)
L. Fehrenbacher, Technology Assessment and Transfer (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8016:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials XII
Randal W. Tustison, Editor(s)

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