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Corrosion Prediction for Nonchrome Based Coatings Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78936
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-116-1713
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Corrosion Prediction for Nonchrome Based Coatings Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5044
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Coatings are critical aerospace materials that require well-defined performance and lifetime characteristics. They perform multiple functions on aircraft but one of the more important functions is for prevention of corrosion. Some coatings application areas are expected to last the lifetime of the aircraft after application. The qualification test methods currently used to determine corrosion protection provided by a coating do not accurately predict the lifetimes of coatings products. In fact, the current qualification tests age test specimens for the equivalent of less than two year of service based on the acceleration factors for humidity and temperature. TRI/Austin, Inc. and PPG Industries propose the development of a new corrosion test protocol that will enable determinations of corrosion resistance imparted by coatings on metal substrates. A primary Phase I goal is determination of the primary factors that influence corrosion rates. While this work specifically targets coatings exposures, the outcomes will be applicable to other aircraft corrosion control materials.

Principal Investigator:

Rock Rushing
Principal Investigator
5122632101
rrushing@tri-austin.com

Business Contact:

Monte Fellingham
Contracts Administrator
5122632101
mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TEXAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE AUSTIN, INC.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX 78733

EIN/Tax ID: 742518103
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No