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ACCELERATED CORROSION TESTING OF VEHICLE COMPONENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
8833
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8833
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: ACCELERATED CORROSION TESTING OF VEHICLE COMPONENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

IN RECENT YEARS THE CORROSIVITY OF THE TACTICAL WHEELED VEHICLE ENVIRONMENT HAS BECOME MORE SEVERE DUE TO INCREASED USE OF ROAD SALTS, INCREASED ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTANTS (SO(2) AND NO(X)), AND CHANGES IN CLIMATIC CONDITIONS IN SELECTED GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS OF THE WORLD. THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF THE ABOVE CONDITIONS AND MARINE SALTS HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASE THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF SELECTED VEHICLES AND VEHICLE COMPONENTS. INCREASED U.S. ARMY "OFF-THE-SHELF" ACQUISITIONS COMBINED WITH THE RAPID ADVANCES IN MATERIALS AND PROCESSES USED FOR CORROSION PROTECTION NECESSITATES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PREDICTIVE METHODOLOGY AND RANKING CRITERIA FOR CORROSION OF VEHICLES AND COMPONENTS. IN THIS PHASE I EFFORT, THE GOAL IS TO DEVELOP A FEASIBILITY PLAN THAT WILL ALLOW ACCELERATED TESTING OF VEHICLES/COMPONENTS AND SIMULATE 15-20 YEARS OF FIELD LIE WITH A ONE YEAR SIMULATED CHAMBER ENVIRONMENT. THE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS OF THE CHAMBER, THE TYPES OF ENVIRONMENTS PRESENT IN THE DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS, THE CORRELATION BETWEEN ACCELERATED TESTS AND FIELD CONDITIONS, THE ABILITY TO PROGRAM THE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS, AND THE INCORPORATION OF ALL CURRENT ARMY PROGRAMS RELATED TO CORROSION WILL BE ADDRESSED IN PHASE I. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF PHASE I WOULD RESULT IN THE DETAILED IMPLEMENTATION IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr t s sudarshan
7035340404

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Modification Inc
2946 Sleepy Hollow Rd - Ste 2h Falls Church, VA 22044

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