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ENHANCED WEAR AND CORROSION RESISTANCE OF COMPOSITES WITH LASER COATING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15656
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15656
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Laser Science Company
1504 Illinois Ames, IA 50010
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: ENHANCED WEAR AND CORROSION RESISTANCE OF COMPOSITES WITH LASER COATING
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

COMPOSITE MATERIALS USED IN SPACE STRUCTURES REQUIRE PROTECTION FROM CORROSION, OXIDATION AND WEAR. CURRRENT TECHNIQUES SUCH AS VAPOR DEPOSITION AND PLATING SUFFER MANY DRAWBACKS. PHASE I RESEARCH WILL DEVELOP A SIMPLE, RELIABLE LASER COATING TECHNIQUE TO APPLY AMORPHOUS METALLIC COATINGS ON METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES AND THEREBY PROVIDE TRIBOLOGICALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY EFFECTIVE SURFACES. RAPID SOLIDIFICATION EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH LASER PROCESSING WILL CONTROL THE AMORPHOUSNESS OF THE COATINGS. THE AMORPHOUS COATING WILL BE CHARACTERIZED WITH SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, X-RAY DIFFRACTION AND NDE TECHNIQUES. LASER COATING OF COMPOSITES WITH AMORPHOUS MATERIALS OFFER MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO PROTECT COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. NDE TECHNIQUE WILL FACILITATE AS ON-LINE MONITORING TOOL FOR THE UNIFORMITY AND RELIABILITY OF AMORPHOUS COATINGS ON LARGE SCALE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. THE PROCESS CAN BE APPLIED TO LIGHT WEIGHT STRUCTURES IN SPACE VEHICLES, AIRCRAFTS AND AUTOMOBILES.

Principal Investigator:

Simon Hsu
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Laser Science Company
1504 Illinois Ames, IA 50010

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