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Aluminum Alloy Conditioning to Improve the Corrosion Resistance of Torpedo Fuel…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92524
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-062-0921
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016-4962
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Aluminum Alloy Conditioning to Improve the Corrosion Resistance of Torpedo Fuel Tanks
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-09-M-0095
Award Amount: $69,968.00
 

Abstract:

A large portion of the maintenance costs of exercised torpedoes are attributable to the condition based maintenance of torpedo fuel tanks. In addition to consuming limited financial and manpower resources, corrosion impacts mission capability and asset readiness by reducing operational availability and their performance envelope. During use, the fuel tank is backfilled with seawater and a reaction between the seawater and chemicals in the Otto II fuel occurs, which has been demonstrated to accelerate the corrosion process. In this program, Luna proposes to develop an aluminum alloy surface conditioning process that will improve the inherent corrosion resistance of torpedo alloy systems. When used in conjunction with the current protective coatings, improved corrosion performance can be expected, thereby decreasing corrosion life cycle costs. The Phase I development efforts will focus on optimizing the conditioner chemistry for alloys of use in torpedo fuel tanks, such as AA 7175, integrating the conditioner step into the coating process, and characterizing the improved corrosion performance.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Arlen
Principal Investigator
4342209441
submissions305@lunainnovations.com

Business Contact:

Laura Rasnick
Principal Investigator
5407698431
submissions305@lunainnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

LUNA INNOVATIONS, INC.
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016

EIN/Tax ID: 541560050
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No