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Company Information:

Company Name: Directed Vapor Technologies Internationa
City: Charlottesville
State: VA
Zip+4: 22903-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (434) 977-1405

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,820,734.00 17
SBIR Phase II $6,311,117.00 8
STTR Phase I $622,913.00 6
STTR Phase II $499,659.00 1

Award List:

Thin Layered Damping Treatments for Turbo Machinery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Douglas T. Queheillalt, Chief Finiacial Officer
Award Amount: $69,200.00
Abstract:
"Rotors, such as for gas turbine engines and the like, are typically subjected to high stresses and high temperatures. Extensive efforts have been made over the years to develop new alloys, new fabrication techniques, and new component designs which permitoperation of these rotors at higher… More

Novel Processing Approach for Depositing Wear Resistant Coatings onto Landing Gear Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Dir, Research and Development
Award Amount: $99,234.00
Abstract:
Alternative coating approaches are required to apply wear resistant materials onto the interior surfaces of high strength steel landing gear components. These components have traditionally contained electroplated chrome coatings. Unfortunately, hexalavent chrome is used during this process. This… More

High-Temperature Coatings for Turbine Blades and Vanes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Iowa State University
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Director, Research and Development
Award Amount: $69,770.00
RI Contact: Dan Sordelet
Abstract:
Advanced thermal barrier coating systems are desired for naval gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the time "on-wing", safety and readiness of these engines. In this work, we will use novel coating synthesis… More

Novel Processing Approach for Depositing Wear Resistant Coatings onto Landing Gear Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Dir. of Research and Deve
Award Amount: $746,808.00
Abstract:
Alternative coatings and coating approaches are required to improve the wear and corrosion resistance of the interior of landing gear components. These surfaces have traditionally contained electroplated chrome and cadmium coatings. Unfortunately, hexalavent chrome (used during the chrome plating… More

High Current Capacity Superconducting Wire for Compact Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Dir. of Research and Development
Award Amount: $99,875.00
RI Contact: Amit Goyal
Abstract:
The development of cost effective processing techniques that enable the creation of superconductive films with high current capabilities are required to facilitate the development of compact power systems for military applications. In this work, we will investigate the deposition of YBCO films using… More

High-Temperature Coatings for Complex Turbine Blades and Vanes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: IOWA STATE UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Dir. of Research and Development
Award Amount: $499,659.00
RI Contact: Brian Gleeson
Abstract:
Advanced thermal barrier coating systems are desired for naval gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the time "on-wing", safety and readiness of these engines. Here, we have used a novel coating synthesis technique… More

Thermal Barrier Coating Environmental Durability Enhancement (CMAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Dir. of Research and Deve
Award Amount: $79,912.00
Abstract:
Advanced thermal barrier coating systems are desired for naval gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the time "on-wing", safety and readiness of these engines. In this work, we will use novel coating synthesis… More

Multifunctional Erosion Resistant Coatings for Turbine Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Dir. of Research and Development
Award Amount: $69,863.00
Abstract:
Advanced thermal barrier coating systems are desired for gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the time "on-wing", safety and readiness of these engines. In this work, we will use novel coating synthesis techniques… More

Non-Line-of-Sight Coating Of Turbine Airfoils

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Dir. of Research and Technology
Award Amount: $149,884.00
Abstract:
Thermal barrier coatings (TBC) are desired to improve the durability of hot-section engine components. Currently, TBC top coats are applied onto turbine components using an electron beam physical vapor deposition (EB-PVD) process. A key drawback of this approach is that it can only effectively coat… More

High Rate Depodition of Epitaxial Films for Use in Superconducting Coated Conductors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Dr
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
An advanced processing approach is needed to enable the ultra-fast deposition of materials for use in high temperature superconducting (HTS) tapes, needed to expand the nation¿s electricity delivery system. The result would be a rapid throughput system for 2nd generation coated conductors, which… More

Multifunctional Erosion Resistant Coatings for Turbine Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Dir. of Research and Deve
Award Amount: $729,701.00
Abstract:
Advanced, erosion resistant thermal barrier coating (TBC) systems are desired for gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the use time, safety and readiness of these engines. In this work, we will use novel coating… More

STTR Phase I: Deposition Technology for Thermal Barrier Coatings with Increased Toughness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: The Regents of The University of California
Principal Investigator: Erik B. Svedberg, PhD
Award Amount: $149,515.00
RI Contact: Kevin S. Stewart
Abstract:
The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project will develop a new deposition technology to enable the production of novel Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) compositions having increased performance. TBC coatings are widely used in jet aircraft engines to increase the durability… More

Wear-Resistant Coatings for Aircraft Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Erik Svedberg, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,765.00
Abstract:
An aircraft of today has many moving parts that are subjected to high wear conditions; naturally this puts a high demand on the reliability. The need for new coatings and approaches that improve the wear resistance is clear. Furthermore, a need for smart materials where lifetime indicators can be… More

Surface Processing for Enhanced Environmental and Creep-Fatigue Resistance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Dir. of Research and Development
Award Amount: $99,900.00
Abstract:
The ongoing drive to increase the performance and efficiency of propulsion systems has led to increasingly severe operating environments, particularly for the components in the hot sections of turbine engines. One potential life-limiting area of future engines is the turbine disk where significant… More

Thermal Barrier Coating Environmental Durability Enhancement (CMAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Dir. of Research and Deve
Award Amount: $349,824.00
Abstract:
Advanced thermal barrier coating systems are desired for naval gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the time "on-wing", safety and readiness of these engines. In this work, we will use novel coating synthesis… More

Non-Line-of-Sight Coating Of Turbine Airfoils

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Director, Research and De
Award Amount: $749,507.00
Abstract:
Advanced thermal barrier coating (TBC) systems are desired for naval gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the time "on-wing", safety and readiness of these engines. Currently, TBC top coats are applied onto gas… More

High-Temperature Environmental Barrier Coating for Silicon Carbide Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: U. of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Dir. of Research and Deve
Award Amount: $99,971.00
RI Contact: Carlos Levi
Abstract:
Advanced thermal/environmental barrier coating (T/EBC) systems are desired to protect Si-based ceramics in high temperature, water vapor containing environments. In this work, we will use novel coating synthesis techniques that enable the economical deposition of enhanced T/EBCs having higher… More

Surface Processing for Enhanced Environmental and Creep-Fatigue Resistance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Derek D. Hass, Dir. Research and Develop
Award Amount: $749,499.00
Abstract:
The ongoing drive to increase the performance and efficiency of propulsion systems has led to increasingly severe operating environments, particularly for the components in the hot sections of turbine engines. One potential life-limiting area of future engines is the turbine disk where significant… More

Novel Coating Methods for Unique TBC/Bond Coat Architectures for Elevated Temperature Operation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,783.00
Abstract:
Concerns over the use of domestic energy supplies and the desire to reduce CO2 emissions have motivated increased interest in the use of alternative fuels (such as coal ¿syngas¿) and alternative engine cycles. This interest has led to the increased use of an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle… More

Surface Modification of Alloys for Ultra-Supercritical Coal-Fired Boilers via Directed Vapor Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,587.00
Abstract:
One of the available options for improved coal conversion is the development of ultra-supercritical (USC) high efficiency, coal-fired power plants that operate at much higher steam temperatures and pressures than current plants. In turn, the advancement of current coal fired boilers to USC… More

Electron Beam/Physical Vapor Deposition (EB/PVD) Coating Process Mapping for Complex Shapes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Balvinder Gogia, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,864.00
Abstract:
Thermal barrier coating are currently employed to thermally protect gas turbine engine components from high gas inlet temperatures to moderately improve the performance (fuel efficiency and thrust) of these engines. Enhanced benefits are envisioned in future TBC systems provided TBC durability can… More

Development of Multifunctional Damping Coating Systems for Turbine Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,968.00
Abstract:
Research is proposed to investigate the feasibility of modifying the composition and microstructure of thermal barrier coating (TBC) systems to enable enhanced damping capacity while retaining or improving overall system performance. The rotating components, used in gas turbine engines typically… More

Impact/Erosion Resistant Environmental Barrier Coatings (EBCs) for Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Director, Research & Deve
Award Amount: $79,777.00
Abstract:
Lightweight silicon-based ceramics are leading candidates to replace heavier nickel-based superalloys for hot section components used in advanced gas turbine engines having increased specific power. Unfortunately, exposures of these materials to the high temperature combustion environments alter the… More

Corrosion Resistant Non-Toxic Coatings for High-Strength Arresting Gear Tailhook Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Susie Eustis, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $149,745.00
Abstract:
The principal aim of this program is to develop non-toxic corrosion resistant coatings to replace cadmium for tailhook applications on the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). These coatings need to be dense, effective at preventing corrosion of the alloy, and able to be deposited onto non line-of-sight… More

Affordable CMAS -Resistant Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University Of Virginia
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Dir. of Research and Deve – (434) 977-1405
Award Amount: $79,812.00
RI Contact: Haydn N. Wadley
Abstract:
Thermal barrier coating systems that incorporate enhanced protection to CMAS induced delaminations while still retaining excellent thermal protection properties and high thermal cycle lifetimes are desired for next generation gas turbine engines. In this work, DVTI will develop advanced CMAS… More

Innovative Processing Methods for the Affordable Manufacture of Multifunctional High Temperature Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,694.00
Abstract:
Research is proposed to investigate the feasibility of using advanced manufacturing techniques to enable the affordable application of multi-functional high temperature coatings having enhanced resistance to high temperature engine environments. For example, thermal / environmental barrier coatings… More

Optimizing Coating Processes and Chemistries for Enhanced Hot Section, Low Cycle Fatigue (LCF) Life

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Susie Eustis, Research Scientist – (434) 296-3678
Award Amount: $149,690.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Environmental protection coatings are required to provide oxidation and hot corrosion protection to hot section turbine components. Unfortunately, the current generation of such coatings can degrade the fatigue resistance of the coated alloy. It is increasingly recognized that, due to… More

Hydration Tolerant, low Thermal Conductivity (K) Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Dir. of Research and Development – (434) 977-1405
Award Amount: $149,932.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Thermal barrier coating systems are desired for gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the time"on-wing", safety and readiness of these engines. In this work, research is proposed to investigate… More

Non-Line-of-Sight Coating Of Turbine Airfoils

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Dir. of Research and Deve – (434) 977-1405
Award Amount: $1,499,047.00
Abstract:
Advanced thermal barrier coating (TBC) systems are desired for naval gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the time"on-wing", safety and readiness of these engines. Currently, TBC top coats are applied… More

Advanced Deposition Capability for Oxidation&Corrosion Protection Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Univ. of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Susie Eustis, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $123,970.00
RI Contact: Shannon Hukriede
Abstract:
NASA's long range goals of reducing the fuel consumption by 30% and increasing fuel efficiency by 35% can be partially accomplished through increasing engine operation temperatures. As a result, the disk section is desired to operate in increasingly higher temperatures, which will subject it… More

Optimizing Coating Processes and Chemistries for Enhanced Hot Section, Low Cycle Fatigue (LCF) Life

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Susie Eustis, Research Scientist – (434) 977-1405
Award Amount: $749,251.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Environmental protection coatings are required to provide oxidation and hot corrosion protection to hot section turbine components. Unfortunately, the current generation of such coatings can degrade the fatigue resistance of the coated alloy. It is increasingly recognized that, due to… More

Hydration Tolerant, low Thermal Conductivity (K) Thermal Barrier Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Derek Hass, Director, Research&Deve – (434) 977-1405
Award Amount: $737,480.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Thermal barrier coatings (TBC) are currently employed to protect gas turbine engine components. Thermally exposed TBC systems have been observed to be affected by moisture. This spallation mechanism, Moisture Induced Delayed Spallation (MIDS), occurs at room temperature while the coatings… More