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Wear-Resistant Coatings for Aircraft Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86886
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-040-0531
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Directed Vapor Technologies Internationa
2 Boars Head Lane Charlottesville, VA 22903-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Wear-Resistant Coatings for Aircraft Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-M-5031
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 incorporated is a logical next step in the evolution of coatings. This SBIR proposal suggests an advanced vapor deposition process that can be used to deposit materials combinations that have a high wear resistance as well as a measurable lifetime. The process is suitable for aircraft components with non-line-of-sight areas, such as interior surfaces of pipes or even more complex shapes. The proposal further suggests a combinatorial selection process for the materials combinations that can optimize the compatibility with the substrate material as well as optimizing the wear resistance of the coating. By measuring easily accessible physical properties of the film during maintenance intervals for the aircraft component it will be possible to determine the useful lifetime for the remaining wear resistant film and arrange for replacement prior to failure.

Principal Investigator:

Erik Svedberg
Research Scientist
4349771405
eriks@directedvapor.com

Business Contact:

Harry Burns
President & CEO
4349771405
harryburns@directedvapor.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DIRECTED VAPOR TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
2 Boar's Head Lane Charlottesville, VA 22903

EIN/Tax ID: 541999724
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No