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Plasma Processing for Repair of Ion Vapor Deposited (IVD) Aluminum Coating

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69956
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-023-1588
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Plasma Processing for Repair of Ion Vapor Deposited (IVD) Aluminum Coating
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00421-04-P-0624
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Ion vapor deposited (IVD) aluminum coatings on aircraft and navy ship board components inevitably get damaged and require repair. A nonhazardous repair to brush cadmium plating is required that meets performance requirements of the IVD aluminum. A unique plasma energy source process that does not require any solutions can apply adherent pure aluminum as well as aluminum base alloy repair coatings to damaged IVD aluminum without melting or adversely affecting the IVD aluminum coating. The process has been cursory demonstrated and can be automated such that highly skilled specialty trained operators are not required for field repair. The process will be further developed in Phase I along with composition optimization of the pure or alloy repair coating, coated specimens corrosion and other screen tested, and sample coated specimens provided to the navy. An automated design for coating repair will be produced in Phase I for construction and demonstration in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

James Withers
CEO
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Raouf Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (MER) CORP.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No