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In-Situ Sensors and Non-Destructive Examination Tools to Assess Integrity of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
96708
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB3-0027
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 09-002
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC
10 Technology Drive. Unit 3 East Setauket, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: In-Situ Sensors and Non-Destructive Examination Tools to Assess Integrity of Thermal Sprayed Amorphous Coatings on Ship Decks
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N10PC20075
Award Amount: $98,693.00
 

Abstract:

ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC a spin-off from Stony Brook University in partnership with Argonne, Sandia and Praxair TAFA, proposes a two pronged approach to address requirements of developing coating integrity monitoring tools for thermal sprayed amorphous corrosion and wear resistant coatings. For successful implementation of these coatings on ship-deck surfaces, it is critical ensure that coating deposition is optimized to eliminate "extrinsic" defects such as porosity, cracks and delamination and to prevent their occurrence during service. Of further importance is maintaining the amorphous structure within the coating both as-deposited and in-service. For effective implementation of non-destructive coating examination (NDE) tools, correlations are envisaged through this SBIR partnership between intrinsic coating characteristics (residual stresses, modulus, adhesion) and potential monitoring tools such as thermal imaging tomography. ReliaCoat will benchmark NDE tools by first employing its in situ coating property sensor to characterize key features of optimized and non-optimized coatings (including its evolution) and subject them to a battery of NDE tests so that the most appropriate system can be selected. The coatings will also be subjected to accelerate laboratory degradation and reanalyzed to determine the measurement sensitivity on degraded coatings. A frame work for implementation on ship deck will also be developed.

Principal Investigator:

Wanhuk Choi
CEO
6317215305
brian.choi@reliacoat.com

Business Contact:

Sanjay Sampath
Chairman and CTO
6317517385
sanjay.sampath@reliacoat.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ReliaCoat Technologies, LLC
25 Health Sciences Drive. Box 324 Long Island Hi-Tech Incubator Stony Brook, NY 11790

EIN/Tax ID: 270292370
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No